Senate Democrats said they reached a framework for a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill proposal they will attempt to move in the upper chamber without Republican support alongside a bipartisan infrastructure proposal.
“The budget resolution with instructions will be $3.5 trillion,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer in a press conference Tuesday night. “Add that to the $600 billion in the bipartisan plan, you get to $4.1 trillion, which is very, very close to what President Biden asked us for.”
The New York Democrat said that “every major program” President Joe Biden asked for in his original American Families Plan will be funded “in a robust way,” plus some additions.
In the deal is a major item on Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s wish list: “Robust expansion of Medicare,” Schumer said.
“Including money for dental, vision, and hearing,” the Democrat added.