Democrats say they have the votes to advance $3.5T budget measure

7/29/21
 
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from The Hill,
7/29/21:

Senate Democrats say they have the votes needed to pass a $3.5 trillion budget resolution, which would green light a massive spending measure packed with President Biden’s top legislative priorities.

In addition to the $1.2 trillion bipartisan deal currently being debated by the Senate, Democrats are expected to try to pass a $3.5 trillion bill along party lines through a budget process that lets them bypass a GOP filibuster.

In order to do that, they first need to pass a budget resolution that will include the top-line figure and instructions for crafting the Democratic-only bill, which will require total unity from all 50 members of the Democratic caucus.

while Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) said Wednesday that she doesn’t support a $3.5 trillion price tag on the eventual bill, she added that she has “made clear that … I will support beginning this process.”

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