The Ryan-Murray budget agreement that passed the House last week is struggling in the Senate.”We will need about eight Republicans to come our way,” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday. “I feel we’ll have a good, strong showing from the Democratic side, but we need bipartisan support to pass it.”Durbin said some Senate Republicans won’t vote for the deal because they’re considering a run for president; others “are frankly afraid of this new force, the tea party,” he said. “So it is very difficult.”
At least two Senate Republicans have voiced support for the budget deal.
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