One of Washington’s great mysteries has now been put to rest: President Obama will formally unveil his budget on April 10.
For weeks, the White House said Obama’s budget for next fiscal year would come the week of April 8 but declined to give an exact date.
By law, Obama was required to submit his budget in early February, meaning he’ll be more than two months late with his blueprint.
The GOP has been eager to paint the delay as proof that Obama is not committed to curtailing government spending.
“The president’s budget will be released just 65 days after it was due,” Brendan Buck, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said on his Twitter account. ” Great job, team!
Also on April 10, the president will meet with a handful of GOP lawmakers for the second time over dinner. The White House said the timing of the two events was coincidental.