Chad Pergram

Decoding Budget Reconciliation

Democrats will finally pass their $3.5 trillion—or trimmed $1.5 trillion—big, social spending plan by deploying a special process called budget reconciliation to muscle it through the United States Senate.

Winners and Losers: The fallout from the Democrats' infrastructure fiasco

Democrats, especially liberals, tout a lofty, ambitious agenda. But can you do that with nominal control of a 50/50 Senate and a three-vote margin in the House? You cannot alter the laws of Congressional physics. And there some who gained and some who lost as Democrats floated back to earth.