Definition of parliamentarian
1 often capitalized : an adherent of the parliament in opposition to the king during the English Civil War
2 : an expert in the rules and usages of a deliberative assembly (such as a parliament)
3 : a member of a parliament
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But at the very least, the failure of this iteration of Trumpcare demonstrates that the Senator Majority Leader is not some supernaturally gifted parliamentarian whom Democrats are powerless to stop.
The Senate parliamentarian will decide how the rule applies to the bill, though Vice President Mike Pence could technically overrule her.
A final determination would need to be made by the Senate parliamentarian.
The Senate parliamentarian could rule that all the deregulatory measures the majority leader has used to win over his far-right faction (and imperil nonaffluent sick people) cannot be passed through reconciliation.
In other words, that parliamentarians would be able to vote based on their beliefs, regardless of their party platforms.
Officially, that’s up to the Senate parliamentarian, currently Elizabeth MacDonough.
Turkey has imprisoned 177 other journalists, but never a non-Kurdish parliamentarian.
And there are ongoing conversations with the Senate parliamentarian over which provisions can even be included under rules governing what can go in a budget reconciliation bill.
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First Known Use of parliamentarian
PARLIAMENTARIAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of parliamentarian for English Language Learners
: a member of a parliament; especially : a member who knows a lot about the way things are done in a parliament
Legal Definition of parliamentarian
1 : an expert in the rules and usages of a parliament or other deliberative assembly; specifically often capitalized : an officer of a legislative body acting as adviser on matters of procedure Editor's note: The parliamentarian of the U.S. House of Representatives is appointed by the Speaker of the House. The Secretary of the Senate appoints the Senate's parliamentarian with approval of the majority leader.
2 : a member of a parliament
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