Senate approves first budget in four years

The U.S. Senate worked into the early hours of Saturday morning and finally passed its first Democratic budget in four years.

However, as Fox News reported, the “nonbinding but politically symbolic” vote shows there are still partisan divides in Congress lawmakers will have to try and overcome:

The two main budget proposals produced by Senate Democrats and House Republicans are miles apart. The Senate plan does not attempt to balance the budget at all, though it does claim to reduce the deficit by imposing nearly $1 trillion in tax increases on top of more than $600 billion in higher taxes on top earners enacted in January. It also includes $875 billion in spending cuts, generated by modest cuts to federal health care programs, domestic agencies and the Pentagon and reduced government borrowing costs.

Watch the report from Fox News here:


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