Week of March 15, 2004

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House Republican Leaders have announced another light week on the House Floor.  However, Democratsshould continue talking about the Fiscal Year 2005 Budget.

Fiscal Year 2005 Budget

House Republican Leaders had planned on passing their 2005 Budget Resolution out of committee this past week and putting it on the Floor the week of the 15th. 

However, Republicans are trapped in a budget box of their own creation and they are battling deep internal conflict.  Their intra-party squabbling burst into the open this week when the Budget Committee's markup of the budget resolution was stopped in its tracks.

The Budget will not be on the Floor next week, but Democratsshould use next week as an opportunity to continue to hammer on the GOP's fiscal irresponsibility and their misguided budget priorities.

The Democratic Whip Website has a 2005 Budget Clearinghouse (under Floor Feature in center of the home page) with Leadership statements, charts, links to helpful sites and other information that will be continuously updated throughout this debate.