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Budget Deal Faces Key Vote In Senate

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A modest but potentially tone-changing budget deal now faces a key test in the Senate. It was approved by the House last week, with the support of a majority of House Republicans. Now at least five Senate Republicans will have to support the plan for it to reach the critical, 60-vote threshold needed for passage.
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