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ENERGY BRIEFING: Senate Ruling May Boost Biden Plan

April 6, 2021, 10:08 AM

The prospects for President Joe Biden’s economic agenda could be enhanced by a ruling from the Senate parliamentarian that opens the door to passing multiple additional bills this year without any Republican support.

A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer‘s (D-N.Y.) said yesterday that Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough has ruled Democrats could enact another reconciliation package by revising the budget blueprint the Democratic Congress adopted earlier this year.

The ruling “allows Democrats additional tools to improve the lives of Americans if Republican obstruction continues,” said the spokesman, Justin Goodman.

Goodman said no decisions have been made on how to...

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