Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Moving Full Steam Ahead On The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Including The Consideration Of Additional Amendments Today

August 4, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the great progress made on the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Senator Schumer added senators should expect multiple roll call votes this afternoon. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

As you have seen, as America has seen, the Senate is moving full steam ahead on the bipartisan infrastructure bill.

Since the legislative text of the bill was finalized, the Senate has considered eight amendments. Five amendments were led by Senators from the Republican minority. Seven amendments have received roll call votes. One amendment, offered by the uncommon pairing of Senators Warnock and Cruz, was adopted yesterday by voice vote. Miracles happen, even here in the Senate.

So the Senate is making great progress on amendments and we are going to make further progress very soon. While a specific number of additional amendments has yet to be agreed to, I believe we can consider another substantial tranche on the floor today. Senators should expect multiple roll call votes this afternoon.