Senate Democrats’ $3.5T budget deal backs up Biden’s goals


              Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to his office as reporters ask about the infrastructure deal reached among Senate Democrats last night, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
            
              Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., finishes talking to reporters outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 12, 2021, following his meeting with President Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              President Joe Biden speaks with members of the media after leaving a meeting with fellow Democrats at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, to discuss the latest progress on his infrastructure agenda. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media as he stands with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to his office as reporters ask about the infrastructure deal reached among Senate Democrats last night, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
            
              President Joe Biden speaks with members of the media after leaving a meeting with fellow Democrats at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, to discuss the latest progress on his infrastructure agenda. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media as he stands with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to his office as reporters ask about the infrastructure deal reached among Senate Democrats last night, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
            
              Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., finishes talking to reporters outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 12, 2021, following his meeting with President Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              President Joe Biden speaks with members of the media after leaving a meeting with fellow Democrats at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, to discuss the latest progress on his infrastructure agenda. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media as he stands with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to his office as reporters ask about the infrastructure deal reached among Senate Democrats last night, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
            
              Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., finishes talking to reporters outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 12, 2021, following his meeting with President Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              President Joe Biden speaks with members of the media after leaving a meeting with fellow Democrats at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, to discuss the latest progress on his infrastructure agenda. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media as he stands with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to his office as reporters ask about the infrastructure deal reached among Senate Democrats last night, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
            
              Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., finishes talking to reporters outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 12, 2021, following his meeting with President Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              President Joe Biden speaks with members of the media after leaving a meeting with fellow Democrats at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, to discuss the latest progress on his infrastructure agenda. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media as he stands with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to his office as reporters ask about the infrastructure deal reached among Senate Democrats last night, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
            
              President Joe Biden speaks with members of the media after leaving a meeting with fellow Democrats at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, to discuss the latest progress on his infrastructure agenda. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media as he stands with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to his office as reporters ask about the infrastructure deal reached among Senate Democrats last night, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
            
              Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., finishes talking to reporters outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 12, 2021, following his meeting with President Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              President Joe Biden speaks with members of the media after leaving a meeting with fellow Democrats at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, to discuss the latest progress on his infrastructure agenda. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media as he stands with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to his office as reporters ask about the infrastructure deal reached among Senate Democrats last night, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
            
              Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to his office as reporters ask about the infrastructure deal reached among Senate Democrats last night, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
            
              President Joe Biden speaks with members of the media after leaving a meeting with fellow Democrats at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, to discuss the latest progress on his infrastructure agenda. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media as he stands with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to his office as reporters ask about the infrastructure deal reached among Senate Democrats last night, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
            
              President Joe Biden speaks with members of the media after leaving a meeting with fellow Democrats at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, to discuss the latest progress on his infrastructure agenda. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to his office as reporters ask about the infrastructure deal reached among Senate Democrats last night, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
            
              Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to his office as reporters ask about the infrastructure deal reached among Senate Democrats last night, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
            
              President Joe Biden speaks with members of the media after leaving a meeting with fellow Democrats at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, to discuss the latest progress on his infrastructure agenda. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to his office as reporters ask about the infrastructure deal reached among Senate Democrats last night, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
            
              President Joe Biden speaks with members of the media after leaving a meeting with fellow Democrats at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, to discuss the latest progress on his infrastructure agenda. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to his office as reporters ask about the infrastructure deal reached among Senate Democrats last night, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
            
              President Joe Biden speaks with members of the media after leaving a meeting with fellow Democrats at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, to discuss the latest progress on his infrastructure agenda. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
            
              Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to his office as reporters ask about the infrastructure deal reached among Senate Democrats last night, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
            
              President Joe Biden walks with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, as he arrives to discuss the latest progress on his infrastructure agenda. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
            
              Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to his office as reporters ask about the infrastructure deal reached among Senate Democrats last night, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
            
              President Joe Biden walks with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, as he arrives to discuss the latest progress on his infrastructure agenda. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
            
              President Joe Biden walks on the South Lawn of White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 13, 2021, after returning from a trip to Philadelphia, where he spoke on voting rights. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
            
              Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to his office as reporters ask about the infrastructure deal reached among Senate Democrats last night, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
            
              In this July 13, 2021, photo, President Joe Biden delivers a speech on voting rights at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
            
              Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined at right by Minority Whip John Thune, R-S.D., arrives to speak to reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, July 13, 2021, following a weekly GOP strategy meeting. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
            
              Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., a negotiator in the infrastructure talks, arrives for votes at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Yesterday, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., chair of the Senate Budget Committee, met at the White House with President Joe Biden to address roadblocks on on an infrastructure agreement. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
            
              Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., a negotiator in the infrastructure talks, speaks to reporters as senators arrive for votes at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Yesterday, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., chair of the Senate Budget Committee, met at the White House with President Joe Biden to address roadblocks on on an infrastructure agreement. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
            
              Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters before meeting with Democratic members of the Texas Legislature who are trying to kill a Republican bill in Austin that would make it harder to vote in the Lone Star State, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
            Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, one of the bipartisan infrastructure negotiators, walks through a corridor on her way to the chamber, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) 
              President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting on reducing gun violence, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Monday, July 12, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)