The White House today said it will not release a budget for weeks, delaying well beyond the legal due date the publication of the president’s annual tax and spending blueprint.
White House Press Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest, who led the daily briefing today, said the release date was “weeks ahead.” The Hill is reporting that the White House has informed Congress to expect it April 8.
White House officials had previously indicated the budget would be out in mid-March. By law, it is supposed to be released the first Monday in February, which this year was February 4.
Obama aides have grumbled that having to deal with the sequester has backed them up on their budget work. House Republican staffers apparently have not been similarly hampered and plan to release their budget on Tuesday.