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Accounting for the totals on the Hill, the U.S. places 99th globally in terms of percentage of female legislators or parliamentarians—not a great showing, but particularly weak compared to other Western countries.
Originally scheduled to debut Thursday, the film’s distribution certificate was withdrawn by Russia’s culture ministry following a screening before an audience of parliamentarians who found the film offensive.
Yet the House must vote again today on the bill, after the Senate parliamentarian ruled Tuesday afternoon that three provisions violated the Byrd Rule guidelines for what can fit into a budget bill and still pass with a simple majority.
But because the Senate is using a special budgetary procedure to try to pass the tax bill, the Senate parliamentarian must rule that every part of the bill has a budgetary effect.
Thanks to a ruling from the Senate parliamentarian last month, Republicans in the Senate now have only until September 30 to pass any sort of repeal/replace measure with a simple majority.
Some of the parliamentarian’s decisions affect politically important but specific issues.
Democrats flagged the provisions to the Senate parliamentarian, hoping to delay the legislation.
The House was forced to vote again after the Senate parliamentarian ruled three minor provisions violated arcane Senate rules.
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