Senate Democrats put ahead a $ 3.5 trillion price range for social and local weather efforts

Senate Democrats on Monday tabled a budget resolution that includes $ 3.5 trillion in spending increases and tax breaks aimed at strengthening social and environmental programs, and starting an autumn battle over President Joe Biden’s domestic ambitions .

The move lays the groundwork for legislation later this year that would put mountains of federal funding into its top priority for over a decade. It would include more money for health care, education, family services and environmental programs, as well as tax breaks for families, much of which is paid for through tax increases for the rich and corporations.

The introduction of the measure marks the beginning of a long legislative journey through Congress that Democrats hope will result in a progressive government reshuffle this fall. To be successful, they must overcome the likely unanimous Republican opposition and find the sweet spot between the demands of their own, often hostile, progressive and moderate factions.

“At its core, this legislation is about restoring the middle class in the 21st century and allowing more Americans to get there,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer told DN.Y.

The resolution calls for the creation of a free pre-kindergarten for three and four years of gold and two years of free community college; Extending tax breaks for children and some low-income workers; and setting of paid family and sick leave.

Medicare coverage would be extended to include dentistry, hearing and vision. Spending on housing, home nursing and vocational training would increase, and new resources would be poured into efforts to promote a faster transition to clean energy.

To pay for the plans, taxes would be collected from wealthy people and large corporations without increasing those with annual incomes less than $ 400,000, a key promise made by the Biden campaign. The budget also calls for lowering the prices the federal government pays for drugs it buys for Medicare beneficiaries, a long-term goal of the Democrats who want the government to be able to negotiate those prices.

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