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Senators on Tuesday opposed an amendment that would have swapped out the Republican budget with the one rolled out by President Obama earlier this year. 

The amendment failed by a 1-98 vote, with Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) voting for the amendment. 
 
{mosads}Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) suggested ahead of the vote that the amendment, offered by Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), was not an exact duplicate of the budget Obama unveiled early last month. 
 
“I’m going to vote ‘no’ because I’m not quite sure what is in Senator Cornyn’s proposal, but certainly it is not what President Obama presented to the American people,” he said. 
 
Sanders added that Cornyn’s amendment did not include tax changes and a proposal to offer two years of community college for free, both of which were in the president’s budget. 
 
The president’s $4 trillion budget proposal would go above Congressionally-mandated spending caps. 
 
Cornyn, however, said that his amendment was Obama’s proposed budget. 
 
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