The U.S. Capitol building is seen before President Barack Obama arrives to deliver his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington

Senate passes Republican budget with deep safety net cuts

The U.S. Capitol building is seen before President Barack Obama arrives to deliver his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in WashingtonThe Senate passed a Republican-authored budget plan early on Friday that seeks $5.1 trillion in domestic spending cuts over 10 years while boosting military funding. The 52-46 vote on the non-binding budget resolution put Congress on a path to complete its first full budget in six years. It came at the end of a marathon 18-hour session that saw approval of dozens of amendments ranging from Iran sanctions to carbon emissions and immigration policies. Two Republican senators who are running or considering running for president, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, voted against their party’s budget plan, which is similar to one passed by House Republicans on Wednesday.

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