Congress consists of 2 houses, the House and the Senate. Both have responsibilities under the Constitution and a duty to the American people. Currently the Democrats in the Senate are ignoring their sworn oath of office and thwarting the will of the people. All with the support and applause from the leftwing on this board. It is simple, the process, which is the law of the land and has been done for over 200 years, is that when a House of Congress passes a bill and sends it to the other house, that house submits it to committee and either approves it, makes changes to it or disapproves of it. In any case at least a Committee sees it and votes on it after changes and debate. Followed usually by the full House or Senate voting on the bill. Senator Reid with the backing of the president and the Democrats REFUSES to do his Constitutional duty. Rather then send to committee bills submitted by the house to the Senate he simply trash cans them. Now the left claims they do not have to rubber stamp the House. And that is true. They do however have to do their job and debate, change and vote on bills submitted. Claiming that shit canning bills with out voting on them is with in their power is simply a lie. Because of the Democrats we have not had a budget in 4 years. Even though they controlled both houses for 3 of those years. But the left would have us believe it is not their fault. Further the lef on this board would have us believe that the deficit, the non budget and other woes are the Republicans fault in the House. When the Senate has refused to act.