Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor providing an update on government funding legislation. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:
I have a short update on today’s vote for the information of all Senators. Later this afternoon, the Senate is scheduled to hold a cloture vote on a motion to proceed to a vehicle for the CR.
Now, Senate Republicans have made clear they will block legislation to fund the government if it includes bipartisan permitting reform, because they’ve chosen to obstruct instead of work in a bipartisan way to achieve something they’ve long claimed they want to do.
Because American families should not be subject to a Republican-manufactured government shutdown, Senator Manchin has requested, and I have agreed, to move forward and pass the recently-filed Continuing Resolution legislation without the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2022.
Senator Manchin, myself and others will continue to have conversations about the best way to ensure responsible permitting reform is passed before the end of the year.