Kaine: It's a 'major problem' that Senate Dems haven't passed a 2012 budget

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Posted: Jun 13, 2011 12:21 PM
Kaine: It's a 'major problem' that Senate Dems haven't passed a 2012 budget
It's a "major problem" that Senate Democrats haven't passed a budget for 2012, Virginia Senate candidate Tim Kaine (D) said Monday.

Kaine, who most recently served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), said he thought the Senate should pass a budget.

"I don't disagree with you that the absence of a budget [in the Senate] is a major problem," Kaine said on CNBC, when former GE CEO Jack Welch pressed him on the issue.

The statement is another example of Kaine getting out ahead of his party. He was one of the first and most prominent Democrats to call for Rep. Anthony Weiner's (D-N.Y.) resignation last week after he admitted lying about his behavior on Twitter.