- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 5, 2015

BOSTON (AP) - The state’s two Democratic U.S. senators have both voted against a Republican-led budget proposal that they say will harm families and businesses in Massachusetts.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren said the budget could slash key federal investments in infrastructure, education, and research- while making college more expensive for 131,000 Massachusetts students who receive Pell grants and reducing federal investments in Head Start.

She also said there would be significantly fewer dollars to repair and improve public transit in Massachusetts after the punishing snows of the past winter.

Sen. Edward Markey likened the budget to “a horror movie, where children, seniors and the vulnerable are trapped by an axe-wielding villain cutting programs they need to survive.”

The nonbinding measure passed by a nearly party-line 51-48 vote. The House adopted it last week.

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