Senate Budget chair: What’s the point of my committee?

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    The committee had nothing to do with creating the Omnibus Bill. It was worked out by the leadership of both parties in both houses. So, it appears they need to do away with the budget committees of both the House and Senate.

    How does this get fixed, though? Neither party seems willing to work on a consensus basis for budget appropriations, or for that matter with any sense of budgetary discipline. Instead, they take turns running up the deficit as the majority and scolding the other side when in the minority, while eventually agreeing on ever-escalating spending. If Congress doesn’t want budget discipline, then they don’t need Budget Committees in either chamber, either. All they need are appropriators.

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