House Dems demand Senate ignore parliamentarian and allow 'pathway to citizenship' under reconciliation rules

House Dems demand Senate ignore parliamentarian and allow 'pathway to citizenship' under reconciliation rules

Nov 23, 2021 by FOX News

Key Facts

  • Y., penned a letter urging the Senate's Democratic leadership to ignore the Senate Parliamentarian ruling that a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants cannot be included in a budget reconciliation bill.
  • "We do understand that the Senate Parliamentarian has issued a memorandum dismissing — despite evidence to the contrary — the budgetary impact of providing a pathway to citizenship," the read the letter, which was dated Monday and signed by Ocasio-Cortez and 89 House Democrats, reads.
  • Democrats have been forced to use budget reconciliation in an attempt to pass Biden's massive spending plan in the Senate, where the party does not have enough votes to overcome a filibuster that would doom traditional legislation.
  • But strict Senate rules about how budget reconciliation can be used limit what Democrats can have in the legislation, putting the House's inclusion of a pathway to citizenship in jeopardy in the upper chamber.

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