The Democrat-controlled United States Senate under the leadership of Harry Reid, D-NV, has done virtually nothing since it began on January 5th of this year. Indeed, the Democrat leadership in the Senate -- and in the United States House of Representatives, during the leadership (if you can call it that) of San Francisco Democrat Nancy Pelosi when she was speaker for 4 years before the Republicans took control this past January -- has not passed a budget as required by law for a number of years.
On the other hand, the new Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed its budget, as required by law, earlier this year. The House Republicans have also passed over 25 major bills to create jobs in America, a nation which has suffered a 9% unemployment rate, on the average, under Barack Obama since he became president almost 3 years ago.
Before the Republicans adjourned for Christmas in the House of Representatives last week, they passed a spending bill -- now signed into law by Obama -- which will fund the government until the end of the 2012 Fiscal Year on September 30th.