Senate Budget Chairman Enzi promises GOP fiscal blueprint will balance within 10 years

Government And Institutions Associated Press

The new Republican chairman of the Senate Budget Committee says he'll try to pass a fiscal blueprint this spring that will promise a balanced budget by the end of 10 years.

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But Mike Enzi of Wyoming isn't saying what he hopes to do with special legislation that can overcome a Democratic filibuster in the Senate. Many conservatives hope to use unique filibuster-proof legislation permitted under the budget process to repeal the new health care law.

Enzi appeared skeptical of using the budget to ram through a tax reform bill on a partisan vote.

The first step in Congress' arcane budget process is to adopt a non-binding resolution illustrating fiscal goals. Enzi didn't respond directly when asked if Republicans would follow up with implementing legislation that would fulfill GOP promises.