Senate should override parliamentarian on tax cut bill

Dec. 19, 2017, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging the Senate to override the Senate parliamentarian’s bid to strip three provisions out of the House-Senate conference legislation:

“The Senate parliamentarian does not get to write the tax law for America. The Senate needs to override the ruling and pass the tax cut bill as passed by the House. The parliamentarian is nothing more than an appointed bureaucrat who serves at the pleasure of the majority. She is unelected and directly accountable to the Senate majority, not the sole arbiter of the rules of the Senate.”

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