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AOC, progressives demand Senate Dem leaders overrule parliamentarian and include amnesty in spending bill

Added 12-07-21 07:29:02pm EST - “Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and some fellow progressive lawmakers joined a group of protesters outside the U.S. Capitol Tuesday to demand that Senate Democratic leaders ignore their chamber's parliamentarian and include a path to…” - Foxnews.com

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Congressional correspondent Chad Pergram reports the latest on ‘Special Report’ on Biden’s spending agenda as Democrats rush to pass bill before Christmas.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and some fellow progressive lawmakers joined a group of protesters outside the U.S. Capitol Tuesday to demand that Senate Democratic leaders ignore their chamber's parliamentarian and include a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants in the reconciliation spending bill.

"The Senate needs to step up, override the parliamentarian, okay. The parliamentarian is not elected. It is not an elected position and the parliamentarian has been overridden and dismissed in the past," Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said to a gathering of about 150 activists.

"We will not surrender our power to an unelected parliamentarian," Ocasio-Cortez said. "Our demand is for the Senate to override the parliamentarian, include a full path to citizenship, and send it back to the House."

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