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Democrats May Push Progressive Agenda With Budget Reconciliation

Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., and Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in a 2008 photo. Byrd helped establish the rule that limits what can qualify for the reconciliation process, and prohibits material considered "extraneous" under certain criteria. (Photo by JOE MARQUETTE/AFP via Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 26 March 2021 07:38 AM EDT

Though President Joe Biden talked up his bipartisan bona fides on the campaign trail, and vowed to work toward "bringing America together" in his inaugural address, Biden’s remarks Thursday indicating he could support scrapping the filibuster in the Democrat-controlled Senate line up with how he's governed since taking the White House.

Democrats essentially tossed any pretense of bipartisanship out the window when they used an arcane process known as budget reconciliation to pass the $1.9 trillion bill sold as coronavirus relief without any support from Republican lawmakers. 

Marisa Herman

Marisa Herman, a Newsmax senior reporter, focuses on major and investigative stories. A University of Florida graduate, she has more than a decade of experience as a reporter for newspapers, magazines, and websites.

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