Senate passes budget resolution, setting stage for Democrats’ $3.5 trillion package
The Senate passed a budget resolution early Wednesday that lays the groundwork for Democrats’ massive $3.5 trillion spending package, capping a flurry of activity just hours after senators approved a separate.
The Senate passed the resolution on a party line vote of 50-49.
The measure serves as the blueprint for President Biden’s social spending agenda, and will include funds to combat climate change, establish child care programs, expand Medicare and provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
“The Democratic budget will bring a generational transformation to how our economy works for average Americans,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said after the vote.
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