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. Schumer reiterated that the Senate will move forward both the bipartisan bill and the budget resolution during this work period. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

Yesterday, a substantial bipartisan majority of Senators agreed to move forward with a debate on the bipartisan infrastructure bill.

Senators from the bipartisan group continue to finalize the text of the agreement. Once the bipartisan group completes the legislative text, I will offer it as a substitute amendment, making it the base of the bill on the floor. And then we can proceed to the consideration of additional amendments.

Look, I understand that writing the text of a bill of this size is a difficult project. I’ve been a part of many such efforts in the past. But I urge the bipartisan group to finish their work so we can begin the amendment process here on the floor.

I have said for weeks that the Senate is going to move forward on both tracks of infrastructure before the beginning of the August recess. The longer it takes to finish, the longer we’ll be here. But we’re going to get the job done.

I will update the Senate on the timing of the next vote as we move forward.