Democrat-Controlled Senate Continues to Fail the American People

Tea Party Express Calls on Harry Reid and U.S. Senate to Pass Budget

Sacramento, CA – Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party
political action committee, is calling on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
and his colleagues in the Democrat-controlled Senate to do what they have
been elected to do and pass a budget.

Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer said, “The hypocrisy of Harry Reid
criticizing the Tea Party as obstructionists is astounding. It has now been
1065 days since the Democrat-controlled Senate has passed a budget, and
since then the federal government has spent over $9.4 trillion and has
added over $4.1 trillion in debt. At the current rate, the national debt
will reach 344% of GDP by 2050! This isn’t representation, it’s fiscal and
political insanity.

“Now, after the House has passed the Ryan Budget in convincing fashion, it
is outrageous that Reid will not even allow the Senate to vote on it. We
are tired of these political games coming out of the Democrat-controlled
Senate, and we demand that Senator Harry Reid stop impeding the legislative

“If it weren’t for Obama and his famous budgets that are regularly
unanimously defeated, and Reid who tosses out every conservative proposal,
D.C. may actually be able to accomplish something. That’s why the Tea Party
Express believes that if you want to make a difference, you must change the
players. In 2012 our main goal is to defeat this do nothing Senate and put
that gavel in the hand of conservatives willing address the serious fiscal
woes of our country,” Kremer concluded.

The Tea Party Express has already endorsed five Senate candidates for the
2012 election cycle: Attorney General Jon Bruning in Nebraska, former
Solicitor General Ted Cruz in Texas, State Treasurer Josh Mandel in Ohio,
State Treasurer Richard Mourdock in Indiana, and Sarah Steelman in Missouri.