Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Senate’s vote to proceed to the national security supplemental. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:
In a few moments, the Senate is going to take the next step towards passing the supplemental.
Tonight’s vote keeps the process of passing this emergency national security package moving forward on the Senate floor. As I’ve said, I hope our Republican colleagues can work with us to reach an agreement on amendments, so we can move this bill more quickly.
Democrats are willing to consider reasonable and fair amendments here on the floor, as we’ve shown on many occasions in the past three years.
Nevertheless, the Senate will keep working on this bill until the job is done.