In Stimulus Debate, Senate Parliamentarian Holds Broad Sway

Little known outside the Capitol, Elizabeth MacDonough could make or break key elements of President Biden’s stimulus plan. Senators are competing to win her over.

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How Biden Could Use Reconciliation to Speed Through His Pandemic Aid Plan

The complex and arcane budget reconciliation process would ease passage of President Biden’s stimulus bill, but it could also limit what he is able to accomplish with the plan.

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Why Are There So Few Courageous Senators?

Here’s what we need to do if we want more Mitt Romneys and fewer Josh Hawleys.

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