“We demand that Vice President Harris and top Democrats in Congress override the decision by the unelected Senate parliamentarian which excludes undocumented immigrants from the budget reconciliation process.”
About 25 cars stopped traffic at around 7 a.m. on the bridge, and protesters delivered speeches from a bed of a truck and held banners reading, “Pass the $3.5 trillion spending bill,” “Override the Parliamentarian,” “Kamala: Override the Parliamentarian,” and “Citizenship for All.”
The protest came before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pulled a Senate-passed $1 trillion infrastructure bill from being voted on in the House late Thursday.
Progressives in the Democratic Party flexed their power over the bill, sticking to their months-long vows to not vote on it without a simultaneous vote on a $3.5 trillion social spending bill.
Southbound traffic began moving on the bridge at about 7:30, while northbound traffic started moving at about 7:45.