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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Providing An Update On The Senate Moving Forward On A Bipartisan Continuing Resolution To Avoid An Unnecessary And Harmful Government Shutdown

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor on the Senate moving forward on a bipartisan continuing resolution. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

As we get closer and closer to an unnecessary and totally avoidable government shutdown, one thing remains clear: the only way forward is bipartisan cooperation. That’s what we have been pursuing here in the Senate, and I want to salute not only [Chair] Patty Murray but [Vice Chair] Susan Collins, Leader McConnell and our Republican colleagues as we work to pass this CR. But that work is not yet done.

For the information of all Senators, we will convene tomorrow morning at 10 AM to continue consideration of the CR, so we can avoid an unnecessary and devastating government shutdown.

Members are also advised that we will hold two roll call votes beginning at noon on U.S. Attorneys for the Southern District of California and the Southern District of Mississippi.

I hope that we can come to an agreement to pass the bipartisan Senate CR quickly. A government shutdown, as we all know, would be a terrible outcome for the American people and gravely impact pay for our troops, our border, TSA, nutrition programs, food inspections, and so much more.  

If no agreement is reached tomorrow, members should plan on voting Saturday morning on cloture.

I thank my colleagues for their good work.