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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Providing An Update On Consideration Of The National Security Supplemental

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor on the national security supplemental bill. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

Yesterday, the Senate cleared the first major procedural hurdle to passing the national security supplemental. It was a good and very important first step.

We now resume post cloture debate on the motion to proceed. If we don’t reach a time agreement, we will hold the next vote—on the motion to proceed—at approximately seven p.m. tonight.

But I hope our Republican colleagues can work with us to reach an agreement on amendments, so we can move this process along. 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.