Senate passes infrastructure bill and budget framework — here’s what happens next

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaking at a press conference of the Democratic Senate Caucus.Michael Brochstein | Sipa USA | Sipa via AP ImagesAfter months of wrangling, the Senate just passed a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill and a budget resolution calling for $3.5 trillion more in spending.The path ahead will not get any smoother for Democrats trying to shepherd President Joe Biden's mammoth economic plans through Congress."What we're doing here is not easy," Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said early Wednesday. "Democrats have labored for months to reach this point, and there are many labors to come. But I can say with absolute certainty that it will be worth doing."Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., have a clear checklist in front of them. The House has to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill to send it to Biden for his signature.CNBC PoliticsRead more of CNBC's politics coverage:Democrats' separate plan to expand t
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