Senate Budget Committee chairman Sanders says they will consider $6 trillion budget bill

Sen. Bernie Sanders, (I-Vt.) speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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UPDATED 8:10 PM PT – Thursday, June 17, 2021

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced Democrats have considered a massive budget bill. Sanders told reporters on Thursday, his committee have opened discussion to consider a $6 trillion budget reconciliation proposal.

Sanders said the package would include provisions to expand Medicare, lower prescription drug prices and possibly address immigration. Such a big spending bill has already faced pushback from moderate Democrats.

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Sen. Jon Tester both asserted their refusal to support the steep trillion dollar framework. Warner has been discussing a smaller bipartisan package, while Tester argued that the requested amount was unnecessary. Tester also stated that utilization of the package is more significant than maximizing the proposed amount.

Sanders went on to say that discussions for the package to address the homelessness and ‘housing crisis’ are also in the works.

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