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Senate Passes Budget After Late-Night 'Vote-A-Rama'

Sat, March 23, 2013 12:00pm



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It took until the wee hours of this morning, but the United States Senate has passed a budget for the first time in four years. But before senators could vote on the budget itself, they had to work their way through dozens of amendments, in a process known as "vote-a-rama." Host Scott Simon talks to NPR's Tamara Keith, who was following along.

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