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Remember ‘I’m Just a Bill’? Here’s the 2021 version

Remember ‘I’m Just a Bill’? Here’s the 2021 version

1 00:00:00,300 –> 00:00:05,610 >> Hey it is punch lines and we thought it’d be fun to take a trip down memory lane. Remember Schoolhouse Rock. And I’m 2 00:00:05,610 –> 00:00:11,430 just a bill. Well having watched the infrastructure bill try to make its way through reconciliation and 3 00:00:11,430 –> 00:00:15,340 voter dramas we decided it was time to revisit. 4 00:00:15,540 –> 00:00:24,030 >> I’m just a bill. 5 00:00:24,030 –> 00:00:29,740 You sure got to climb a lot of steps to get to the Capitol Building 6 00:00:29,740 –> 00:00:33,350 here in Washington but I wonder who. Will. 7 00:00:33,550 –> 00:00:37,180 >> Set up a paper it’s just Bill. 8 00:00:37,510 –> 00:00:43,290 >> Yes I know Bill and I’m sitting here on Capitol Hill. 9 00:00:43,290 –> 00:00:49,480 Well it’s turning to the capital city a 10 00:00:49,480 –> 00:00:53,230 sort of symbol again a motion comedy. 11 00:00:53,260 –> 00:00:59,020 >> Now it’s hard to be a star player out 12 00:00:59,020 –> 00:01:04,360 here but can you just up bail where it’s 13 00:01:04,360 –> 00:01:10,010 no wonder why bad bills don’t even have to start ad hoc gangs of senators keep 14 00:01:10,010 –> 00:01:15,370 looking at bills instead they hand things out behind closed doors. The filibuster that you’re trying to 15 00:01:15,370 –> 00:01:21,730 get around these days a supermajority is an easy matter. 16 00:01:21,870 –> 00:01:27,610 >> They’ll get some fail. And that got as far as Capitol Hill 17 00:01:27,610 –> 00:01:33,990 . And now it locks the Senate because of partisan bluster enough 18 00:01:33,990 –> 00:01:40,150 that can free me from the filibuster to pass muster if 60 senators 19 00:01:40,150 –> 00:01:45,580 vote how it will. But if they. 20 00:01:46,420 –> 00:01:51,640 >> Fail. Listen to those congressmen. It sounds like 21 00:01:51,640 –> 00:01:57,130 you’re not getting any further. The minority filibuster has been tried. Not this time 22 00:01:57,130 –> 00:02:02,290 . I’m one of the lucky ones. If we can get it passed the Senate parliamentarian they can declare I 23 00:02:02,290 –> 00:02:07,480 go to reconciliation. If she rules favorably I don’t die. Reconciliation. 24 00:02:08,350 –> 00:02:13,660 >> Is there. It’s an obscure part of law that gives much budgetary bill special powers they 25 00:02:13,660 –> 00:02:19,000 can’t get locked up by the filibuster thanks to reconciliation a simple majority and gets me out of the Senate. Then 26 00:02:19,000 –> 00:02:25,550 I go over to the house and go through a border Rob. Oh yeah. 27 00:02:26,020 –> 00:02:31,630 >> It’s how I get to the floor for a vote. I’m mostly meeting this 20 hour marathon to make any amendment you want from members 28 00:02:31,630 –> 00:02:33,250 of Congress. Just. 29 00:02:34,200 –> 00:02:40,780 >> Yet somehow they fail and it’s hard to get a vote on the hail power 30 00:02:40,780 –> 00:02:46,300 leading interim maneuvers will make you feel dizzy and the sausage 31 00:02:46,300 –> 00:02:51,820 making gets in from the busy but there is a small chance for 32 00:02:51,820 –> 00:02:57,310 me jail to become if they will just vote on 33 00:02:57,310 –> 00:03:03,690 it because a bill passed by the House and Senate. 34 00:03:04,160 –> 00:03:05,380 >> You’re right. 35 00:03:05,500 –> 00:03:10,890 >> Oh no. Then I go to conference where one house joins in two more minutes can you subtract a 36 00:03:10,890 –> 00:03:16,080 whole lot of wheeling and dealing and I fight my way back to the Senate for more debate and then another vote. Then they even 37 00:03:16,080 –> 00:03:21,910 put me through it no more drama than the Senate bill and sent back to the house again where I have to vote on me okay if 38 00:03:21,910 –> 00:03:26,100 I get through all that and then they vote for me. Then I finally get sent to the White House. 39 00:03:26,140 –> 00:03:30,430 >> I’m gonna make it to the president’s desk when I get signed into law. That is. 40 00:03:30,450 –> 00:03:35,830 >> I have a very good that far and only if he does agree he told me easy to 41 00:03:35,830 –> 00:03:38,380 do harm a lot in that no. 42 00:03:38,820 –> 00:03:44,920 >> But how I hope and pray that I will. Because today you just 43 00:03:44,920 –> 00:03:45,470 do.

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