Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Democrats are trying to use the pandemic to implement a legislative agenda that would turn America into a socialist country with policies, such as those of the federal government. Health care and childcare, and depleting America’s energy. independence.
“Reckless tax and spending spree Democrats are writing behind closed doors designed to leave Americans with a socialist country they never voted for. A country that many working families would barely recognize. ,” McConnell said Monday from the Senate floor.
Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (DN.Y) said his $3.5 trillion legislation would allow Democrats to bolster the economy.
“Senate Democrats will continue our work to pass landmark legislation to strengthen our economy and renew America’s middle class for the 21st century,” Schumer said.
McConnell said Senate lawmaker Elizabeth McDonough saw through the Democrats’ radical agenda and made the right decision on Sunday, where she ruled that Democrats would seek a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants in their $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation. provisions cannot be included.
“Last night one of those many attempts stumbled. Senate Democrats were reminded that the institution’s rules would not allow them to grant massive amnesty to illegal immigrants in a reckless tax and spending spree, which they Want to Ram on party-line basis,” McConnell said.
McDonough said in his guidance that the Democrats’ provision is “a comprehensive, new immigration policy by any standard” and does not meet the stringent requirements to be included in budget reconciliation.
Referring to a parliamentary process, he wrote, “The policy changes of this resolution far outweigh the budgetary impact on it and are not fit for inclusion in conciliation.” 60-vote gap for most other legislations.
A Senate MP is a non-elected, nonpartisan expert on chamber rules, sometimes referred to as a Senate referee. McDonough also decided to remove the $15-an-hour federal minimum wage provision in President Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, the American Rescue Plan.
With the Senate split 50-50, Democrats could potentially pass budget reconciliation with zero GOP votes, as long as all Democrat senators voted in favor of the package, and Vice President Kamala Harris should be the tiebreaker.
McConnell said he was glad McDonough could see the radical nature of the Democrats’ immigration reform portion of the law and quoted Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
“Our Democratic allies cannot pretend that massive transformational policy changes are simply budgetary changes. As our ally less of an authority now President Bernie Sanders said a few years ago, quote, ‘The act of reconciliation is to adjust federal spending and revenue, not enact major changes in social policy’ last quote. He is President Sanders from a few years ago,” McConnell said.
Schumer, however, said the lawmaker’s decision will not stop his plans to implement immigration reforms and grant citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants.
“The fight continues. Senate Democrats have prepared alternative proposals, and we will have additional meetings with Senate MPs in the coming days. I am working closely with my colleagues in the Senate, including President of the Judiciary Durbin, Senator Padilla, Menendez, Lujan, Cortez Masto, and we will continue our fight to find the best option available to one day provide immigrants with the opportunity to legally reside here in the US,” Schumer said.
Isabel van Bruggen contributed to this report.
This News Originally From – The Epoch Times