From The Hill:

“A lot of this infrastructure stuff hasn’t been adjudicated in the past,” said James Wallner, a former Senate GOP aide and Senate rules expert.

“What’s interesting about reconciliation now is that it’s being used for purposes completely unrelated to what reconciliation was intended for,” he said. “No one is under the illusion that the reconciliation process is being used for purely fiscal policy reasons anymore. It’s a way to get around the filibuster.”