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Senate Approves Budget in Step Forward for GOP Tax Cuts

The Senate voted in favor of a Republican-proposed budget Thursday night, marking a crucial step forward in the party’s efforts to enact tax cuts. The budget is projected to expand the deficit by $1.5 trillion over 10 years, and it will allow the GOP to pass tax legislation in the Senate with a simple majority of 50 or more votes. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was the lone GOP “no” in the 51-49 vote Thursday.