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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Providing An Update On Government Funding Legislation Following Meeting With President Zelenskyy

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor after meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on government funding legislation. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

I just met with President Zelenskyy and he made it clear that without this aid package, the Ukrainians will be in real trouble and could even lose the war.

So that makes the urgency of us getting this legislation done all the more important, and getting it done quickly without flaw.

So for the information of all Senators, we’re still working on an agreement to vote on amendments and pass the omnibus tonight. We aren’t there yet, we’re making progress.

But if we do not reach agreement, because of the urgency of getting this done I will file cloture this evening for a Friday cloture vote. And we’re going to have a roll call vote on the Schaefer nomination following the joint meeting.