Kaine pleased Senators will hold first budget vote since 2009

Tim Kaine

Sen. Tim Kaine

Senator Tim Kaine says he is happy to see that his colleagues will vote on a budget shortly — for the first time in four years. A vote is expected either this evening or tomorrow. Kaine supports the Democrat-sponsored Senate version, but he says the more important thing is that Senators are once again voting on any budget for the first time since April 2009. The House passed its own version yesterday. More from WFIR’s Evan Jones.

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(Continue reading for a list of differences in the Senate and House budget plans.)

How the budget proposals by Senate Democrats and House Republicans stack up over the next decade:

Total spending

Senate Democrats: $46.5 trillion

House Republicans: $41.7 trillion

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Total revenue

Senate Democrats: $41.2 trillion

House Republicans: $40.2 trillion

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10-year deficit

Senate Democrats: $5.4 trillion

House Republicans: $1.4 trillion

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National debt at end of 2023

Senate Democrats: $24.4 trillion

House Republicans: $20.3 trillion

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Social Security

Senate Democrats: $11.3 trillion

House Republicans: $11.3 trillion

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Medicare

Senate Democrats: $6.8 trillion

House Republicans: $6.7 trillion

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Health, including Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program

Senate Democrats: $6.6 trillion

House Republicans: $4.0 trillion

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National Defense

Senate Democrats: $6.0 trillion

House Republicans: $6.2 trillion

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Income security, including housing assistance, cash benefits and food stamps

Senate Democrats: $5.6 trillion

House Republicans: $5.0 trillion

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Interest on national debt

Senate Democrats: $5.2 trillion

House Republicans: $4.5 trillion

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Veterans benefits and services

Senate Democrats: $1.7 trillion

House Republicans: $1.7 trillion

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International Affairs, including foreign aid

Senate Democrats: $506 billion

House Republicans: $431 billion

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Education, training, employment and social services

Senate Democrats: $1.1 trillion

House Republicans: $906 billion

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Transportation

Senate Democrats: $919 billion

House Republicans: $801 billion

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Agriculture

Senate Democrats: $205 billion

House Republicans: $196 billion

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Natural resources and environment

Senate Democrats: $474 billion

House Republicans: $385 billion

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Community and regional development

Senate Democrats: $268 billion

House Republicans: $88 billion

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Sources: Senate Democratic and House Republican budget proposals.

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