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A ruling from ‘Mount Parliamentarian’

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We write this in jest, because there is no such thing in the Senate. Rulings and decisions from Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough are important. But when you’re trying to pass an infrastructure bill, those ...

Senate parliamentarian rules against Dem amnesty push in reconciliation bill

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Democrats are seeking to pass the massive spending bill via the budget reconciliation process – which allows them to avoid a Senate filibuster and pass the legislation with just 50 votes.  24 HOUSE REPUBLICANS URGE B...

All eyes on Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough as she reviews minimum wage provision in Covid relief bill

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A little known but powerful Senate official is being thrust into the spotlight this week as Democrats are eager to see whether an increase to the federal minimum wage will be kept in President Joe Biden's Covid reli...

Senate parliamentarian rules against including minimum wage in Covid relief bill

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The Senate parliamentarian has ruled against including the increase in the minimum wage in the Covid relief bill, an aide familiar with the process and two sources with direct knowledge of the situation tell CNN. Th...

Parliamentarian gives Democrats potential new tool for reconciliation in early ruling

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The Senate parliamentarian has ruled that Democrats may amend the budget resolution they used for their Covid-19 relief bill and attach another set of reconciliation instructions to it, according to two sources fami...