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Sanders Says He Has 50 Votes Needed to Pass a Broad Budget Plan

July 28, 2021, 10:48 PM

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders said he has the votes to pass a broad budget resolution next week, a key step in enacting President Joe Biden’s economic agenda.

The Vermont independent’s comments mean all 50 senators who caucus with Democrats are onboard with passing a resolution that could lead to follow-on legislation totaling $3.5 trillion to address priorities such as climate change, the tax code, health care, and immigration.

The budget package has been linked to a bipartisan infrastructure bill totaling $550 billion that the Senate could pass in the coming days.

“It is my absolute conviction that ...

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