Big win for Democrats: Senate parliamentarian to allow 2 more bills to bypass a potential GOP filibuster

Summary List PlacementThe Senate parliamentarian on Monday cleared the way for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to use reconciliation to pass two additional pieces of legislation, allowing them to bypass a potential GOP filibuster, Schumer’s office said. The legislation can pass with standard majority votes, instead of two-thirds majority support in the Senate. This could…

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Schumer says the Senate will act on marijuana legalization regardless of Biden’s position

Summary List PlacementDemocratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York said in an interview with Politico that his caucus will advance with federal marijuana legalization, regardless of President Joe Biden’s ultimate position on the issue. Schumer, who first introduced a marijuana legalization bill in 2018, said in the interview that he was crafting new…

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