Senate Democrats are considering turning reconciliation into something it was never meant to be.
‘If the filibuster is eliminated or budget reconciliation becomes the norm, a new and dangerous precedent will be set,’ Manchin writes.
‘When you have a place that’s broken and not working... I don’t think the solution is to erode the rules,’ Sinema said.
Chuck Schumer says that the Senate parliamentarian has expanded the scope of the body’s reconciliation process.
Democrats plan to use the budget reconciliation process to approve the Biden administration’s infrastructure plan, which is split into two bills.
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The Democratic Party’s main problem at present isn’t the filibuster, but its inability to get to 50 votes in the Senate:
Has power so corrupted Senate Democrats that they will abandon all of what they claimed the Founders had in mind.
As the recent historical record shows, the Democratic Party’s about-face on the filibuster is entirely opportunistic and their claims fact-free.
It improves the function and character of the Senate. Removing it would empower the presidency at the expense of Congress.