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 $1 trillion infrastructure bill.

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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Jack Turman