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Explainer – U.S. Senate’s reconciliation process: it’s not the way it sounds

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By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Having passed President Joe Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure bill with bipartisan support, U.S. Senate Democrats are moving on to the even more ambitious goal of approving $3.5 trillion in spending on climate measures and social programs. The party, which holds the thinnest-possible Senate majority, doesn’t expect Republican support for that sprawling initiative, leaving it to turn to a maneuver known as budget reconciliation for a second time this year. WHAT IS RECONCILIATION? It’s an instrument for the Senate majority to ram through legislative prio…

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