It is not congress. The House has the purse strings. It can refuse to fund anything, thereby rendering any spending bill moot.
The budget comes from the WH.
If the damn politicians would DO what they are elected to do there would be no problems.
How about taking the House Representatives and the Senators OFF the federal teat and return them to a payroll set by the idividual states for their Reps and Senators, you know, like it use to be. The limit should not be highter then the Gov of the state. (no pensions, no freebie medical plans) Pay raises for State Pols should be voted on by the State's Citizens. Don't all of you wish you could just vote yourself a raise? These idiots are out of control.