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Budget passes Senate

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