Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Providing An Update On Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation In Senate

July 31, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor and provided an update on consideration of bipartisan infrastructure legislation. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

I just want to provide a quick update. As everyone knows, we’re waiting for the bipartisan group of Senators to finalize the text of their agreement.

I’ve been informed that the group is working hard to bring this negotiation to a conclusion but they believe they need a little bit more time.

I’m prepared to give it to them because, because – as I have been from the beginning – I am fully committed to passing a bipartisan infrastructure bill.

And so the Senate will remain in session today so they can bring this to a conclusion.

Again, this is an important bill and I know all parties want to get this right.

As soon as their legislative text is finalized, we’ll review it and then I will offer it as the substitute amendment. After that, we can begin voting on amendments.