They’ve been using these continuing resolutions to govern for the last what?... 12 years?
I asked myself that same question before I posted. For quite a while, they had something going on (I can’t remember the term that was used, off the top of my head) where if they couldn’t pass a budget, there was an automatic formula that kicked in that set the budgets for individual government programs, based on equal adjustment of all budget items. Not sure if that was done by CR, or some other lazy-ass gimmick.
I think budget sequestration is the term I was searching for.
There hasn’t been a budget in a long, long time.
They take an agency/entity's last years budget, bump it up 3%, 5%, whatever and then pass the whole thing without debate. Trump could say "Don't send me anything without a 2 or 3% cut unless debate on the item is published with a reasonable review time before recorded votes on the record. I'd love to see all the percentage budget increases over population increases under these CRs. Link anyone?