Senate to vote on Ryan budget after Dem victory in NY-26

The Senate will vote on the House-passed budget plan sponsored by Rep. Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanGOP leaders pitch children's health funding in plan to avert shutdown Lawmakers see shutdown’s odds rising Fix what we’ve got and make Medicare right this year MORE (R-Wis.) Wednesday afternoon, putting Republicans in a tough spot over Medicare.

The Senate will vote on four budget plans after 5 p.m., including Ryan’s blueprint and budget plans introduced by Sens. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulNSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle Fix what we’ve got and make Medicare right this year Despite amnesty, DACA bill favors American wage-earners MORE (R-Ky.), according to a senior Democratic leadership aide.

The vote comes to the floor a day after Republicans lost a congressional seat in a Republican-leaning district. Democrats in the campaign for New York's 26th District argued the House GOP budget would hurt Medicare.  

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At the insistence of Republican leaders, the Senate will also vote on the budget plan that President Obama sent to Capitol Hill earlier this year.

Democrats are expected to vote against the Obama plan because they argue it has been supplanted by the deficit reduction plan Obama laid out in a speech at George Washington University in April.

Four Republicans have already announced they will vote against Ryan’s budget: Paul and centrist Sens. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsDemocrats search for 51st net neutrality vote Overnight Tech: States sue FCC over net neutrality repeal | Senate Dems reach 50 votes on measure to override repeal | Dems press Apple on phone slowdowns, kids' health | New Android malware found Overnight Regulation: Dems claim 50 votes in Senate to block net neutrality repeal | Consumer bureau takes first step to revising payday lending rule | Trump wants to loosen rules on bank loans | Pentagon, FDA to speed up military drug approvals MORE (R-Maine) and Scott Brown (R-Mass.).

GOP leaders say they will vote for the Ryan budget, but they are not pressing colleagues to do the same.