It's "politics as usual" in Congress with no progress being made on a new budget.
Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio, a member of the Senate Budget Committee says working without a budget is no way to run a business and certainly no way to run the world's biggest government.
"So the United States Senate for the third year in a row is not producing a budget for the American people and this is the Senate that's controlled by the Democrats. The Democrats they have made a decision not to move forward with a budget, no blueprint for our future", said Portman.
Senator Portman says not even the Democrats have supported the President on the budget.
"It wouldn't be as bad if we had a budget from the President that someone could support, but that budget was recently taken to a vote in the House of Representatives and it lost by a vote of 414 to nothing. The President's budget last year lost here in the Senate by a vote of 97 to nothing and the reason is, I think just increases the deficit debt so much that people can't vote for it, Republican or Democrat", added Portman.
But Ohio Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown isn't so concerned about passing a budget.
"We passed something better....the Budget Control Act a couple of years ago. The Budget Control Act unlike ‘a budget' has force of law. It's signed by the President, the budget's not. It's for a longer period of time... several years and we cut well over a trillion dollars in spending in the Budget Control Act", said Brown.
Brown says there are some things that must be protected under any federal budget.
"I want to make sure no matter how we do the budget that we protect Social Security and Medicare. That we protect health and education. That we don't privatize these Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid...all the kinds of things some of my colleagues want to do and that we move more towards a balanced budget. I think we can do that. The Budget Control Act takes, and that's law now, takes us in that direction. We've gotta do better", declared Brown.