State of the Union 2024: Republicans propose bill to block Biden from giving annual address if he doesn’t deliver budget on time

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) introduced a bill on Monday that would block President Joe Biden from giving a State of the Union address if he doesn’t submit his budget and national security proposal on time.

Congressional Republicans are backing the Send Us Budget Materials & International Tactics In Time, or SUBMIT IT, Act, which would bar leadership from inviting the president to give the State of the Union address until Congress has received his budget and national security strategy.

“Well, actions speak louder than words, folks, and Biden’s budget is late once again,” Ernst said in a statement. “If the President is going to be allowed the opportunity to address Congress and the entire nation, he should actually have a plan in place.”

“At a time when Americans are facing skyrocketing inflation and the world
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