Christopher Wilson 

For months, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has been pushing a two-track plan to get President Biden’s domestic spending priorities through Congress, attempting to balance the priorities of both the moderate and progressive wings of the Democratic Party.

Step one of the New York Democrat’s plan is a $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal that passed the Senate on Tuesday with 19 Republicans, in addition to all 50 Democrats, voting for it. The second, much larger step is the $3.5 trillion budget resolution, which moved forward in the Senate early Wednesday morning on a Democratic party-line vote.

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