The Capitol, by night: The latest version of Obama’s budget plan made it through both the House and the Senate on Thursday.
Although the congressional GOP contingent wanted nothing to do with it, President Barack Obama’s $3.53 trillion budget package made the Senate cut on Thursday evening, passing with a 55-43 vote.
Earlier in the evening, the House of Representatives passed its own version of the spending plan—$3.55 trillion budget, capping off a long day of debate and voting marked by the defeat of several alternative spending plans.
The House version of the budget, which passed by a margin of 233-196, also passed in a virtual party-line vote. All but 20 House Democrats supported it; no House Republican voted in favor.
Neither budget package garnered a single GOP vote.