Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough Could Hold The Key To Enacting Biden’s Agenda

Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough was appointed by former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in 2012. Now she will serve as the chief legislative referee regarding President Joe Biden‘s proposal for a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package. One of the main points of contention is Biden’s proposal for a $15 an hour minimum wage. MacDonough will take on the challenge of deciding whether or not such proposals can pass the Senate with a simple-majority ruling, under budget reconciliation procedures, which requires that bills deal with issues that affect the budget. Lawmakers are c…

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