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Schumer eyes bypassing filibuster for third bill

Posted on AllSides March 29th, 2021
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Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is looking at whether he could pass a third bill this year through reconciliation, an arcane budget process that lets Democrats avoid the legislative filibuster.

Schumer’s staff recently argued to the parliamentarian that they could use Section 304 of the Congressional Budget Act, which greenlights the use of reconciliation, to tee up passing at least a third bill this year by a simple majority, an aide for the New York Democrat confirmed.

"Schumer wants to maximize his options to allow Senate Democrats multiple pathways...

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