If Republican lawmakers vote for a debt limit increase, they own the reconciliation bill — all of it.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is already reprising her old tricks for ramming through Joe Biden’s latest multi-trillion, deficit-funded spending spree.
This is a full-on attempt to remake the American economy, the labor markets, blow off our immigration laws, rewrite the tax code, and alter the relationship between the government, and those it governs.
Republican lawmakers’ profligacy does not give Democrats carte blanche to pursue even more reckless levels of spending.
An advisory opinion from an obscure official may complicate the Biden administration’s efforts to push trillions of dollars in new taxes and spending.
Senate Democrats intend to erode as many barriers around the reconciliation process as possible. Now, it looks like they’ve cleared the first hurdle.
Congress has more tools at its disposal to repeal Obamacare’s regulatory morass than commonly believed.
After the House passed the American Health Care Act, the Senate has begun sorting through its options for health care legislation. Looming are procedural concerns unique to the Senate.
Both the parliamentarian and the Senate can, and should, find that full repeal of Obamacare through the budget reconciliation process, and thus 51 votes, is permissible.
This is a detailed summary of the bill, along with a number of possible conservative concerns where applicable.
Congressional leaders will need to pare back their aspirations for a comprehensive ‘repeal-and-replace’ bill and enact other elements of their ‘replace’ agenda in subsequent legislation.
Republicans plan to cancel aspects of Obamacare that affect the federal budget, but if they leave the regulatory scheme intact, the result will be disaster.
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