Majority Leader Schumer Announces Senate Schedule For Final Passage Of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill And Consideration Of Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Resolution With Reconciliation Instructions

August 9, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Senate’s schedule for the final passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the consideration of the Fiscal Year 2022 budget resolution with reconciliation instructions. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks.

Well, it's taken quite a while, there have been a lot of bumps in the road, but in a few minutes, I will announce that we have come to an agreement for final passage of the bipartisan infrastructure proposal. Let me say this, it has taken quite a long time, and there have been detours and everything else, but this will do a whole lot of good for America, and the Senate can be proud it has passed this. 

And as we move forward, we're proceeding on both tracks, the track of the bipartisan infrastructure proposal, and the track of the budget resolution with reconciliation instructions.

On our side of the aisle, we know we need both tracks, one dealing with traditional infrastructure, one dealing with climate, and the problems American families face as they move into the new global transformational 21st century.

So this is a very good day. We have come to an agreement. After all the long, hard negotiating, the stops and starts, we're here and it's a good thing, a very good thing for America. 

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Now, the schedule for tomorrow, long awaited on the bipartisan infrastructure bill. I ask unanimous consent that when the Senate completes its business today, it adjourn until 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 10. That following the prayer and pledge, the morning hour be deemed expired, the Journal of proceedings be approved to date, the time for the two leaders be reserved for their use later in the day, and morning business be closed. That upon the conclusion of morning business, the Senate resume consideration of H.R. 3684. Finally—and “finally” is the right word—that all post cloture time on H.R. 3684 expire at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 10.

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After we finish on the bipartisan infrastructure bill, we will move immediately to proceed to the budget resolution with reconciliation instructions and expect to move to vote-a-rama shortly thereafter.

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