Senate Parliamentarian Rules on Reconciliation

The Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough issued an opinion on Monday that the budget resolution passed in February could be reopened to include at least one more round of reconciliation, which allows for measures governing taxes and spending to be protected from filibusters. This sets the stage for President Biden's infrastructure agenda to pass in two packages with simple-majority votes. The parliamentarian is an expert on the procedures of the Senate, and determines whether certain actions are permitted under Senate rules. Read more here.