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  • Writer's pictureD. Brit

House Passes $3.5T Budget Plan to Help Expand Social Safety Net

What Happened:

  • On Tuesday, the House of Representatives approved a $3.5 Trillion budget framework to try and pursue the Democrats domestic infrastructure legislation.

  • After 24 hours of negotiations to get some moderate Democrats on board, the final vote was 220-212 with unanimous Republican opposition.

  • As one of the key agenda items of the Biden administration, the goal of the Democratic party is to use the economic package to expand the social safety net and focus on legislation addressing the climate crisis, family aid, healthcare and more.

  • Democrats intend to use budget reconciliation to pass the resolution in both chambers and thereby avoid a filibuster by Republicans in the Senate.

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