The pushback comes from Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), the senior Republican on the Senate Small Business Committee

I know its hard to believe that one person can have such an outsized impact on the legislative process, but the deference given to committees of jurisdiction and committee leaders of both parties is a traditional courtesy that has existed for many years. Its designed to promote bipartisan cooperation, particularly on legislation drafted and advanced in a bipartisan manner.

We saw this play out during the Senates consideration of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, where the bipartisan group of Senators that cut the deal with the White House resisted all amendments that didnt have support from both sides of the aisle. While this process often leads to strong bipartisan vote margins, it can also occasionally work against you if a leader of a committee of jurisdiction objects.