Senate parliamentarian complicates Democrats' filibuster workaround options

Posted on AllSides June 2nd, 2021
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Democrats’ options to bypass the 60-vote threshold to overcome a Senate filibuster and pass legislation without Republican support just got more complicated.

Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough reportedly issued guidance to Senate staff on Friday that suggests Democrats could have another shot to pass a reconciliation bill, saying the framers of the modern budget process law did not intend the process to be used an indefinite number of times.

"The potential for abuse was clear in 1974 and is all the more obvious now," MacDonough wrote, according to Roll Call, adding...

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