Democrats’ Plan Bypassing Senate Panels Prompts Vetting Concerns

Nov. 29, 2021, 7:11 PM

Getting President Joe Biden’s economic plan through the Senate before the end of the year is a top priority for Democrats.

Yet their gambit to forgo committee action on the House-passed measure (H.R. 5376) has raised concerns that a major bill could become law without proper vetting and continues a trend of diminishing the role of chairs.

Leaders Drive Infrastructure Deal, Bypass Committee Chairmen

The writing has been on the wall for some time. After the two chambers agreed on a budget blueprint in August that allowed a plan costing as much as $3.5 trillion, a dozen House ...

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