Senate Democrats strike tentative deal on $3.5 trillion party-line spending package
Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer announced Tuesday a tentative framework for a $3.5 trillion party-line social welfare package, although it remains to be seen whether Democrats can unite behind the measure.
Mr. Schumer announced the deal after meeting with all 11 Democrats on the Senate Budget Committee. The panel will be responsible for shepherding the deal through the budget reconciliation process, which allows spending bills to pass via a simple majority of 51 votes in the evenly split Senate.
“The budget resolution with instructions will be $3.5 trillion,” said Mr. Schumer, New York Democrat....