Senate votes to begin debate on Democrats' $3.5 trillion budget resolution

Posted on AllSides August 10th, 2021
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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...

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