Minority Senate GOP leader has been very vocal and threatening to the Dems over their policies……and most seem to think he can make good on his lame ass threats.
So what can the Dems do?
well a long forgotten obscure rule could be their answer……
According to a report from Politico’s Playbook, aides to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) have found an obscure rule dating back to 1974 that will allow Democrats to fund President Joe Biden’s policy initiatives in such a manner that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) can’t filibuster them.
As the report notes, Congress can only use budget reconciliation once each fiscal year to fund projects with 51 votes instead of 60. Having already done so this — using reconciliation left over from fiscal year 2021 — for the passage of Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID aid package that the GOP turned its collective back on, Democrats would normally have to wait until next year to use reconciliation to fund infrastructure needs and social welfare initiatives.
However, according to Politico, Schumer believes he now can get the funding based on an obscure rule in the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.
“What if, buried in the rules of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, there were a magical parliamentary trick that Democrats could use to unlock a third reconciliation bill this year?” the Politico report states. “Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer believes he has found it. It’s called Section 304, and you’re about to start hearing about it a lot. This section of the law that governs the congressional budgeting process essentially says that Congress may revisit and amend an already-passed budget resolution, like the one used to pass the Covid relief package. Or at least that’s what Schumer aides are arguing.”
I say do what you must to get the agenda passed those obstructionists in the GOP and the cowards that follow them in the Dem Party.
Made my thoughts known recently on the so-called filibuster…..
We need something tom get bills through those Senatorial antics…..
Do what you must!
I Read, I Write, You Know
“lego ergo scribo”