Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough
The Senate Parliamentarian on Monday ruled that Democrats can go around the GOP filibuster on two more bills, paving the way for Biden’s gargantuan infrastructure bill to pass in two separate packages with simple-majority votes.
This is a win for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) who has been fiercely fighting to get rid of the filibuster to push through the left’s radical agenda.
Last month Democrat Senators went around Republicans by passing Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion ‘Covid relief bill’ through budget reconciliation, a process that requires only a simple majority vote.
The Democrats may be able to use the same reconciliation to ram through Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure package that has almost nothing to do with infrastructure.
“The Parliamentarian has advised that a revised budget resolution may contain budget reconciliation instructions. This confirms the Leader’s interpretation of the Budget Act and allows Democrats additional tools to improve the lives of Americans if Republican obstruction