Quoting MysticWitchKat:" Because they did not pass one the year before is all. Regardless your statement that they have failed to pass a budget the last 4 years is not correct."
Again, that was a TEMPORARY MEASURE, not a budget. There is a difference. The temporary measure was only for 6 months to cover entitlements and military pay, not be a budget for the ENTIRE federal government.
"We havenít passed a budget in more than three years and not a single appropriations bill has been brought to the floor this year," U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said in a press release
explaining why he voted against the short-term measure.
The first was a timeline
indicating that the last time the Democratic-led Senate passed a budget was on April 29, 2009. The other document was a status report
on all 12 of the annual spending bills that provide for federal departments and agencies. According to that document, not one of the 12 spending bills has been considered by the full Senate this year.