Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Senate consideration of the national security supplemental. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:
Today, the Senate resumes consideration of the emergency national security supplemental package.
Last night, after we agreed to the motion to proceed, I laid down the substitute amendment, which has the text of the supplemental, and then I filed cloture on both the substitute and the underlying bill.
We are still hoping to reach an agreement with Republicans on a reasonable list of amendments, so we can speed this process up. Democrats have always been willing to have a fair and reasonable amendment process on the floor, as we’ve shown on many occasions in the last three years.
But if no further agreement is reached, the next vote is scheduled to take place tomorrow, Sunday, at approximately 1:00 pm.
As I’ve said all week, we will keep working on this bill until the job is done.