The US Congress has approved President Joe Biden’s $3.5tn (£2.54tn) domestic budget blueprint.

The approval which was passed on Tuesday allows Democrats to move ahead with key policy proposals.

President Biden’s party hopes to delegate a reasonable amount to family support, health and climate schemes.

The blueprint passed the House of Representatives 220-212, with no Republican support.

10 Democratic lawmakers had threatened to withhold votes on the blueprint until the House approves a $1tn bipartisan infrastructure bill, which includes funding for roads, bridges, the power grid, public transport and internet.

However, top House Democrats have assured the lawmakers that the infrastructure bill will be discussed on 27 September, when the House is back in session.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said, “Passing this rule paves the way for Building Back Better plan, which will forge legislative progress unseen in 50 years.”


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