Every Democrat except for one (Manchin) voted against it.

Via The Hill:

Senate Democrats stuck together on Thursday night to oppose a GOP floor motion that would have required them to rewrite their budget to make it balance.

The motion was defeated on a 46 to 53 vote. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) joined with the united Republican conference to support it.

The motion to recommit was offered by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.). It would have sent the budget back to the Budget Committee until Saturday with instructions to make it balance by 2023.

“They can balance the budget any way they want to. They can raise taxes, they can cut spending,” he said.

The Senate Democratic budget does not project a balance, despite raising $975 billion in taxes and cutting an equal amount of spending using a baseline favored by Democrats.

“This motion would simply say this to our colleagues, ‘Do you favor a balanced budget? Is it important to you? Have you said you’d vote for a balanced budget?’ ” Sessions said. “A goal of balancing the budget isn’t just some frivolous goal — it will mean that we’ll put our government on a sustainable path.”

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