April 29, 2009 / 10:06 PM / in 9 years

U.S. Senate joins House in backing $3.4 trillion budget

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted to approve the $3.4 trillion fiscal 2010 budget compromise, wrapping up a big political victory for President Barack Obama on his 100th day in office.

With no Republican support, the Senate voted 53-43 for the budget which sets parameters for spending and tax legislation for the upcoming fiscal year that begins October 1. The House of Representatives earlier on Wednesday approved the budget also on a party-line vote.

Reporting by Jeremy Pelofsky, Editing by Sandra Maler

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