04.19.2021

Manchin saves the filibuster for now, so House Democrats call Supreme Court packing ‘infrastructure’

“Supreme Court expansion is infrastructure.”  — U.S. Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY) Are Congressional Democrats planning to expand the Supreme Court to 13 justices for the first time in history on budget reconciliation? By Robert Romano On April 7, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) penned an oped for the Washington Post entitled, “I will not […]

04.07.2021

Senate Democrats double down on budget reconciliation for $2.3 trillion infrastructure bill—does that mean the filibuster is safe?

Previously, budget reconciliation was understood by both parties to mean the Senate could pass just one budget resolution a year. No longer. Now the Senate parliamentarian has effectively changed Senate rules allowing the Senate majority to in effect “double dip” on the procedure that only […]

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