CNN vote count: Budget deal nearing Senate approval, but not there yet
December 16th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

CNN vote count: Budget deal nearing Senate approval, but not there yet

Washington (CNN) - The budget deal struck by Republican and Democratic lawmakers that easily passed the House of Representatives last week has run into some opposition in the Senate. But according to CNN's vote count, the deal appears close to passage.

There are currently a total of 39 aye votes for the budget, according to the count, with five Republicans joining 33 Democrats and one independent. All no votes, according to the count, are coming from Republicans, with 23 Senate offices telling CNN they plan to vote against the deal.

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