Exclusive: Baucus Bashes Fellow Democrat Murray over Budget

Exclusive: Baucus Bashes Fellow Democrat Murray over Budget

Senate Democrats are infighting on the eve of the release of Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray’s budget, Breitbart News has exclusively learned.

Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT), the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, slammed Murray on Tuesday evening through a spokesperson. A Baucus spokesperson told Breitbart News that the Montana Democrat believes Murray’s decision to include what The Hill‘s Erik Wasson describes as “reconciliation instructions on tax reform, a move that could allow the budget, which cannot be filibustered in the Senate, to become the legislative vehicle for a tax reform bill,” will be catastrophic for tax reform efforts.

“He [Baucus] does not think the budget reconciliation process works from a policy perspective when it comes to comprehensive tax reform,” a Baucus spokesperson told Breitbart News. “Every provision needs to have a score and reconciliation would kill the possibility of doing any tax code simplification.”

Nonetheless, Murray is supposedly moving forward with that idea, as Politico has confirmed.

A spokesperson for Murray has not responded to Breitbart News’s request for comment in response to Baucus’s spokesperson’s comments.


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