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Shaheen confident compromise will be reached on budget bill

Published: Oct. 13, 2021 at 11:39 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 14, 2021 at 6:49 AM EDT
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CONCORD, N.H. (WCAX) - New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said Wednesday she is confident a budget bill compromise will be reached in Washington.

The Democrats initially proposed a $3.5 trillion spending plan.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders chairs the budget committee and said the bill is supported by the majority of Americans.

But, that bill has met opposition from a couple of Democratic senators, who say the price tag is too big.

Shaheen said the bill does a lot of important things.

“I think we should support child care and early childhood education, home and community-based services so nursing homes and folks that are homebound can get the help they need,” said Shaheen, D-New Hampshire. “We need to support health care because we still have too many people who can’t get access to health care and those are the details that we are working on now.”

Shaheen said the $3.5 trillion proposal was simply the initial framework for the bill.

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