Our comment thread indicates some confusion about the Senate parliamentarian’s ruling on the reconciliation bill that passed the upper chamber yesterday. To clarify: The changes in the Senate, which required the bill to return to the House, were tiny tweaks to the maximum Pell grant allowance under the student lending portion of the reconciliation bill. By no stretch did they eliminate the lending reforms altogether.
Here, in full, is the language passed by the House yesterday:
(1) On page 118, strike lines 15 through 25 (and redesignate subsequent subsections accordingly).
(2) On page 120, strike lines 3 through 5.
Hopefully, the Republicans slept easier last night knowing they had exorcised those 12 sinister lines from the 153-page bill.