The Senate will vote on the House-passed budget plan sponsored by Rep. Paul RyanPaul RyanCEOs come to defense of border tax plan 7 key players in the GOP's border tax fight Angst in GOP over Trump's trade agenda 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 PaulRand PaulTrump’s feud with the press in the spotlight Rand Paul: We’re very lucky John McCain’s not in charge Rand Paul: John Bolton would be a 'bad choice' for national security adviser 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.
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 CollinsPruitt sworn in as EPA chief Comey meets Intel senators amid uproar over Trump-Russia ties EPA breaks Twitter silence to congratulate new head 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.