Questions About Congressional Rules Could Complicate Further Repeal Efforts
Politico Pro reports that the Senate parliamentarian is looking into whether Republicans can continue to debate the replacement of the federal health law using fast-track procedures set up under the 2017 budget after the fiscal year ends on Sept. 30.
Parliamentarian Weighs Whether Senate GOP Can Push Fast-Track Repeal After Fiscal 2017
As President Donald Trump and conservatives push the Senate to take another stab after the August recess, the parliamentarian is considering whether the 2017 budget — which set up the rules for the expedited process of passing legislation with a simple majority — can still apply after the 2017 fiscal year ends on Sept. 30, according to Democratic sources. There is no precedent for using a budget reconciliation bill after the fiscal year ends. (Haberkorn, 8/17)