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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Continuing Work To Reach An Agreement On The Vital National Security Supplemental

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor on Senate Democrats’ continuing work to reach an agreement on the national security supplemental. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

For months, I’ve said that the only way we are going to pass a national security supplemental is if both sides are serious about an agreement.

Democrats are resolute on getting something done. We are committed to keeping our promise to helping our friends in Ukraine in their fight against Putin. We know that if Putin prevails in Ukraine, the consequences for Western democracy, and for the American people, will be severe, and haunt us for years.

Democrats are also resolute on reaching an agreement on securing the southern border. We know how important this is, we are negotiating in good faith, and we want to get this done in a bipartisan way. And Democrats are resolute to send more aid to Israel, provide more humanitarian aid for innocent civilians in Gaza, and hold the line against the Chinese Communist Party in the Indo-Pacific.

As we’ve seen over the past day, getting a bipartisan agreement on the supplemental is very difficult. But I am glad that now negotiations are continuing to move forward. Of course, there are still issues that must be settled, but negotiators will work all weekend in an effort to get this done.