The people at Public Notice have a new, 30-second television ad excoriating the U.S. Senate on the third anniversary since the body last passed a budget. The ad, which will air on D.C.-area broadcasts and on national cable stations on Sunday, urges senators to "stop pointing fingers and start doing your job." Watch the ad below:
Gretchen Hamel, the executive director of Public Notice, says the group "wanted to ensure Members of Congress and policymakers in Washington were paying attention. As talking heads and elected officials begin looking forward to Election Day, I urge them to not forget the important business of budgeting that remains unfinished. Congress is spending hard-earned taxpayer dollars without a plan, digging America deeper into debt. Taxpayers are paying attention, even if Congress isn’t.”
And on Thursday, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), the ranking member on the budget committee, delivered a floor speech reminding his colleagues of the three years since the Senate passed a budget.