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Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following comment on the Senate Parliamentarian’s guidance finding the third iteration of the mass amnesty provisions of Democrats’ tax-and-spend reconciliation bill in violation of Senate budget rules.

“This guidance confirms, once again, what everyone already knew—that giving amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants isn’t a budgetary matter appropriate for reconciliation. The parliamentarian’s ruling is just an affirmation of the obvious. Trying to shoehorn radical immigration policy provisions into reconciliation has always been about avoiding bipartisan negotiation and compromise. Passing these measures on a party-line vote would set a terrible precedent and further erode the valuable role of the Senate as a legislative body that requires debate, consultation, and compromise in order to enact major policy proposals into law.”

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Grassley’s office led the arguments for Senate Republicans before the parliamentarian on the amnesty provisions included in Democrat’s multi-trillion dollar spending package.

Author: Press Release

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