Ted Cruz is leading the charge against obstructionist Democrats in the Senate.
Fake Tears Chuck Schumer, noted fabulist Cory Booker and fake Native American Elizabeth Warren have been stopping President Trump’s policies and bills by hook and by crook!
Democrats have slowed down the confirmation process for President Trump’s cabinet to historic levels. There’s no doubt that they’ll do the same when it comes to President Trump’s repeal and reform of Obamacare as well as his initiatives on tax reform and infrastructure.
But Cruz has found an obscure Senate rule that WILL put a stop to it.
The house version of the Obamacare repeal excludes a lot of conservative provisions because their inclusion could induce a Democratic filibuster.
But Cruz’s solution is simple: use the reconciliation process and allow Vice President Pence to decide what can be included in the “reconciliation.”
Reconciliation is a process by which debate on a bill in the Senate is limited to 20 hours. This in effect renders the filibuster obsolete because there is a fixed time when the debate begins and the vote happens.
Via The Hill:
Cruz argues that Pence, as the person likely to preside over the chamber at the most important moments of the healthcare debate, can decide what is and what isn’t eligible for the so-called reconciliation process. He says the Senate parliamentarian’s role is to advise, not to rule.
“Under the Budget Act of 1974, which is what governs reconciliation, it is the presiding officer, the vice president of the United States, who rules on what’s permissible on reconciliation and what is not,” Cruz told reporters Thursday. “That’s a conversation I’ve been having with a number of my colleagues.”
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Democrats aren’t going to be obstructing the American people for much longer if the Senator from Texas pulls this off!
The process is very complicated and will still require a bit of maneuvering on the part of the Republicans. If they can pull this off, it means the Democrats won’t be able to stand in the way of anything.
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