Senate passes budget after late-night ‘vote-a-rama’

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Senate passes budget after late-night ‘vote-a-rama 23 Mar 2013 Senators rammed through a whopping 101 amendments and took 70 roll call votes in a late night “vote-a-rama” session that lasted until 5:30 a.m. Saturday. The budget plan, proposed by Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, only narrowly passed by a 50-49 vote. The blueprint seeks to raise almost $ 1 trillion in new tax revenue through closing loopholes and tax breaks on the wealthy. It also aims to reduce the deficit by $ 1.85 trillion over the next 10 years through the revenue and additional spending cuts.

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