More Provisions in Republican Bill Violate Senate Rules, According to Parliamentarian
WASHINGTON, July 25 – The Senate parliamentarian determined Tuesday that additional provisions of the Republican “Better Care Reconciliation Act” released on June 26, 2017, violate the Byrd Rule. Should the Senate proceed to the bill, these provisions may be struck from the legislation absent 60 votes.
"Not only is the legislation being proposed by Republican leadership a disaster for the American people, the process has been a travesty. This is legislation which impacts every American and one-sixth of our economy, yet this bill has been written behind closed doors, without a single hearing," Sen. Bernie Sanders, the ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee, said. "One of the results of this absurd process is that many of the provisions in the latest Republican bill have been found to be in violation of Senate rules. Today, we have learned of two more violations – the 'age tax' and 'small business health plans' sections."
Background From the Senate Budget Committee Minority Staff on the Parliamentarian's Latest Byrd Bath Decisions
Provisions Subject to a 60-vote Byrd Rule Point of Order
Provisions Not Subject to a 60-vote Byrd Rule Point of Order
Still Under Review
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