Many have alleged that President Donald Trump has broken laws. However, by close of business Monday, Trump officially broke the law requiring the president to send a budget to Congress.
According to Roll Call, the first Monday in February is “legally the deadline for sending a president’s budget to Congress.” That deadline came and went, and the site noted that no one seems to care.
Typically, the president’s policy staff will meet with cabinet secretaries to gather budgets and compile them for Congress. Policy staff then meets with Capitol Hill to estimate which budgetary items will be a tough slog and which are easy to pass.
That deadline came and went with the president’s executive time.