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Democrats go big with new spending proposal

CQ Budget, Ep. 206

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., flanked by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., calls on a reporter for a question during the first post-pandemic press conference in the Ohio Clock Corridor on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. For the first time since the pandemic the Democrats weekly policy lunch was held in the Mansfield Room while the Republicans met in the LBJ Room.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., flanked by Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., calls on a reporter for a question during the first post-pandemic press conference in the Ohio Clock Corridor on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. For the first time since the pandemic the Democrats weekly policy lunch was held in the Mansfield Room while the Republicans met in the LBJ Room. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Senate Democrats are preparing to draft a fiscal 2022 budget resolution with up to $6 trillion in reconciliation spending during the next decade. CQ Roll Call’s Jennifer Shutt and David Lerman break down what this means for bipartisan talks on an infrastructure package and the path through reconciliation.

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