Senate parliamentarian sides with Democrats on filibuster workaround

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from The New York Post,

The Senate parliamentarian has ruled that Democrats can use budget reconciliation on two more pieces of legislation this fiscal year — clearing the way for President Biden’s two mammoth infrastructure bills to pass the upper chamber of Congress without GOP support.

The ruling could be a key for Biden and the Democrats to push through his $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan, potentially without any Republican support.

In a statement from a spokesman for Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, the top-ranking Senate Democrat’s office said that “no decisions have been made on a legislative path forward using Section 304,” while calling the parliamentarian’s ruling “an important step forward that this key pathway is available to Democrats if needed.”

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