Democrats Can’t Include Immigration Reform In Budget Bill, Senate Parliamentarian Rules

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On Sunday night, the Senate parliamentarian issued a ruling that blocks Democrats’ attempt to give undocumented immigrants legal status in their massive social spending bill. “The policy changes of this proposal far outweigh the budgetary impact scored to it, and it is not appropriate for inclusion in reconciliation,” Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough said Sunday in her ruling. The decision left Democrats disappointed, including the Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York), who vowed to make another attempt to include the immigration reform section by “holding additional mee…

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