Senate votes to begin debate on Democrats' $3.5 trillion budget resolution
Fresh off a bipartisan infrastructure victory, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer moved swiftly on Tuesday to advance Senate Democrats' $3.5 trillion budget resolution — with the Senate voting 50-49 to begin debate.
Why it matters: The budget lays the groundwork for Democrat-led committees to begin drafting sections of a massive spending bill that would mark the biggest expansion of America's social safety net in generations.
But this is just the beginning. Once the budget resolution passes — a vote that could come as early as tonight — it will take months for the House...