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House panel advances $3.5T spending bill

Added 09-25-21 04:57:02pm EST - “The House Budget Committee has advanced the Democrats' $3.5 trillion social spending plan as party leadership set their sights on teeing up the package for a vote in the lower chamber this coming week.?” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “House panel advances $3.5T spending bill”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The House Budget Committee has advanced the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion social spending plan as party leadership set their sights on teeing up the package for a vote in the lower chamber this coming week. 

The Democratic-led committee passed the package in an 20-17 vote on Saturday afternoon, piecing together the chunks of legislation approved by 13 House committees earlier this month that make up the spending plan, an essential cornerstone of President BidenJoe BidenFighter jet escorts aircraft that entered restricted airspace during UN gathering Julian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy FBI investigating alleged assault on Fort Bliss soldier at Afghan refugee camp MORE’s economic agenda.

Rep. Scott PetersScott H. PetersWHIP LIST: How House Democrats say they'll vote on infrastructure bill Drug companies on verge of sinking longtime Democratic priority Failed drug vote points to bigger challenges for Democrats MORE (D-Calif.) joined Republicans in voting against advancing the legislation. 

The reconciliation now heads to the House Committee on Rules, and leadership is expected to make further changes to the measure before it’s brought to a vote in the lower chamber.

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