Pelosi Statement on Republicans’ Refusal to Invite OMB Director to Present President’s Budget

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after yesterday’s announcement that Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan will not be invited to present President Obama’s budget to the House and Senate Budget Committees:

“Republicans’ insulting decision to prevent the Director of OMB from presenting the President’s budget before the House and Senate Budget Committees belies the corrosive radicalism that has gripped Congressional Republicans. The Republican Chairmen’s contemptuous attitude is unworthy of the U.S. Congress and the American people.

“Clearly, Republicans are not interested in hearing about a budget that invests in the future and grows the wages of hard-working Americans. Sadly, we expect this year’s Republican budget to be much like the Ryan Budgets that have preceded it: a road to ruin riddled with special interest giveaways at the expense of hard-working families.

“We must hope that this callow Republican slight does not indicate a larger lack of seriousness in moving forward with a bipartisan budget that honors our agreements and meets the needs of hard-working American families.”