The Senate’s parliamentarian will hold a formal hearing on Friday where Democrats will claim they can insert four gigantic amnesties in the pending $3.5 trillion budget bill.
The news comes as business groups — including Mark Zuckerberg’s FWD.us — accelerate their amnesty lobbying with front-page ads in the Washington Post, a petition from supportive politicians, and a skewed poll that managed to get only 34 percent “strong” support for the wealth-shifting amnesties.
The parliamentarian’s decision is critical to the amnesty because the Democrats know they cannot get 60 votes in a normal Senate debate.
But if the amnesty is allowed into the unusual “budget reconciliation” bill, it can pass the Senate with the Democrats’ 50 Senators plus the tie-breaking vote from Vice President Kamala Harris. Democrats expect they can overpressure possible resistance from Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) or Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), whose poor state will be further