Senate OKs Dems' $3.5T budget in latest win for Biden

By ALAN FRAM Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have pushed a $3.5 trillion framework for bolstering family services, health, and environment programs through the Senate.

The chamber's party-line approval of the budget resolution advances President Joe Biden's expansive vision for reshaping federal priorities.

And it happened just hours after senators handed him a triumph on a companion $1 trillion infrastructure package.

The budget's passage was crucial for a president and party set on training the government's fiscal might at assisting families, creating jobs and fighting climate change.

That's because the fiscal blueprint will protect a subsequent bill this fall actually enacting Democrats' policies from GOP Senate filibusters that would kill it.

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