GOP: In anticipation of next week’s unveiling of Senate Democrats’ first budget in four years, U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) cautions that the tax gimmicks and new spending that will be included in their budget will grow the government, not our economy. In the Weekly Republican Address, Sen. Sessions, the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, says, Congress has a “moral duty” to balance the federal budget and bring the deficit down to zero. “But I fear the Democrat proposal will fail this defining test and will never achieve balance,” he says. “I fear it will crush American workers and our economy with trillions in new taxes, spending and debt. I fear [Senate Budget] Chairman Murray will follow the President’s lead: raising taxes to enrich the bureaucracy at the expense of the people.” Senate Republicans, Senator Sessions says, are ready to reform Washington’s spending to grow the economy, create American jobs, and balance the federal budget.