Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer criticized his GOP colleagues, warning that he “reserves the right to force the Senate to vote the bill again in due course,” in a “Dear Colleagues” letter that sent after the Republicans passed the Commission Act of Jan.
“The Senate Republicans, at the personal request of Leader McConnell, are also continuing their brazen attempts to break the attack of the 6th he wrote.
Schumer outlined the Senate’s work during this legislative term, including the bipartisan Covid-19 hate crime law and advancing a bipartisan bill to combat competition with China.
“At the same time, we have also seen the limits of bipartisanism and the resurgence of republican obstructionism,” he wrote, noting the delay in passing the China law.
Schumer said next month’s work phase will be “extremely challenging”. In June, he said the Senate would work to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, confirm President Biden’s in-court nominations, and possibly consider laws on gun safety and LGBTQ equality. Last week of the month, he said the house would vote on S1, a comprehensive electoral law that has faced staunch opposition from Republicans.
He also said Senate Democrats will work to advance Biden’s infrastructure and employment agenda. “While the president discusses infrastructure bills with Senate Republicans, the committees will hold hearings and continue their work on the Build Back Better agenda, with or without the support of the Republican senators. We need to pass comprehensive laws on jobs and infrastructure this summer, ”he wrote.
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