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President Obama will release his much-anticipated budget on April 10th, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Thursday.

The proposal will arrive roughly two months late. Under budget law, the president was supposed to deliver his budget proposal by the first Monday in February, which fell on the 4th.

The White House has said that uncertainty from the “fiscal cliff” debate delayed the budgeting process.

Congressional Republicans have pummeled Obama for blowing past the legal deadline. They note that this is the first time a president has proposed a budget after both the House and Senate have approved their own plans.

Last Friday, the Senate approved a non-binding budget amendment to withhold the pay of top White House officials until Obama’s budget is submitted. The amendment was proposed by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), and no Democrats rose to defend the president.