Senate passes budget after lengthy vote-a-rama
March 23rd, 2013
05:01 AM ET
1 year ago

Senate passes budget after lengthy vote-a-rama

Washington (CNN) – The Democrat-controlled Senate passed its first formal budget proposal in four years early Saturday after hours of non-stop voting that started Friday evening.

The non-binding plan for the 2014 budget calls for a trillion dollars in tax increases and passed 50 to 49. No Republicans voted for the bill, and four Democrats voted against it.

It now goes to the House, where it is expected to be shot down. Senators recently voted down a budget proposal passed by the Republican-controlled house.

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