Congress derelict in its duty

There’s no clearer example of how Congressional dereliction of than its failure to pass a federal budget in more than three years. The recently brokered deal between the Democratic Senate majority leader and the House Republican Speaker to fund government with a continuing resolution until Oct. 1, conveniently bypassing the November election, is a depressing attempt to cover-up their negligence.

This is not gridlock. It is not hyper-partisanship. It is blatant irresponsibility. Approving the budget is one of the most fundamental duties of Congress.

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