Does Senate Have Enough Votes To Pass Budget Deal?05:27

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The U.S. Capitol building. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
The U.S. Capitol building. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Now that the House has passed a two-year budget deal, the Senate will see if it has enough votes to pass it as well. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has scheduled a procedural vote for Tuesday that will need 60 yes votes to move forward.

Many Republicans have already come out against the deal, including a handful who are up for reelection in 2014.

Politics editor for NPR digital news, Charlie Mahtesian joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss the budget deal.


This segment aired on December 16, 2013.

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