WASHINGTON – 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.