From NBC's Ken Strickland
The budget passed the Senate, 53-43.
Since it already passed in the house earlier today, this was the last hurdle. Having said that, this is a nonbinding document. It does not go to the president for his signature. It's a framework or outline for Congress on spending and policy for this year and includes most of Obama's priorities.
*** UPDATE *** All Senate Republicans voted against the budget. (Specter voted against.)
Dems voting against: Bayh, Byrd, and Ben Nelson
Not voting: Kennedy, Sessions, Rockefeller