Sen. Moran spoke to his colleagues in the Senate on May 16, 2012 to voice his concerns about our nation's continued out-of-control spending habit. He spoke about the great need to pass a federal budget in order to restrain spending and put our nation back on a path to fiscal responsibility.

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., called on his Democratic colleagues to stop reckless spending and pass a budget. He also reiterated his call for Congress to reform its appropriations process by switching from the current, broken annual system to a two-year system that would force lawmakers to conduct oversight on federal spending. May 15, 2012

The Saving the American Dream plan, which I have proposed, puts us on a sustainable and affordable path toward economic growth. It reforms our tax code to make paying taxes a simple, transparent, and equitable process that regular people can perform on their own.

It's been more than three years since Senate Democrats last passed a budget, despite the fact that federal law requires the Senate to pass a budget every year. Meanwhile, our national debt has soared, further threatening our already struggling economy. If Democrats were really serious about economic recovery, they would work with Republicans to pass a budget that restrains government spending and gives our nation the kind of sound financial footing that will allow our economy to flourish.