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Budget Deal Passes in Senate 64-36

Budget Deal Passes in Senate 64-36

#edshow: U.S. Senate has passed bipartisan budget deal, formally throwing 1.3 million Americans under bus.

For the first time in what seems like ages, Congress has passed a government spending plan without resorting to last-minute brinkmanship such as midnight negotiations to prevent an imminent government shutdown.
The Senate voted 64-36 on Wednesday to send the compromise federal budget framework to President Barack Obama, who has signaled his support.

Ed Shultz from MSBNC notes that unemployment insurance benefits were not extended in the budget and does not trust the Republicans to come back to the table on this issue in January.


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