Senate Democrats Reach Agreement On $3.5 Trillion Infrastructure Deal, Medicare Expansion

This is part of Biden’s massive economic agenda

Senator Chuck Schumer - Credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP


Senate Democrats reached an agreement Tuesday night on a $3.5 trillion budget plan that would expand Medicare, fund climate-change initiatives and fulfill other parts of President Joe Biden’s economic agenda that Democrats hope to pass on top of a bipartisan infrastructure bill.

After a lengthy meeting among Democrats on the Senate’s Budget Committee, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, N.Y., announced the agreement for a budget reconciliation package that would fund what Biden has called “human infrastructure.”

Schumer said that when including $600 billion in new spending Biden has proposed in a separate bipartisan infrastructure proposal, the amount of new spending comes in around $4.1 trillion – close to Biden’s full infrastructure and family agendas.

“Every major program that President Biden has asked us for is funded in a robust way,” Schumer said.

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