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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Bipartisan Fire Grants And Safety Act

Washington, D.C.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor providing updates on current Senate priorities. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

It’s a busy week here in the Senate.

We’re starting with a very important bill that's going to help so many communities, particularly rural and suburban communities in America. And that is the Fire Grants and Safety Act, which I expect to pass the Senate this week.

This overwhelmingly bipartisan legislation would ensure that two important federal grant programs that support our firefighters—SAFER and AFG—remain available. We had a 96-0 vote last month to move forward with the fire grants legislation, and I hope it portends swift action this week.

On the nominations front, we are continuing to move ahead. On Thursday, the HELP Committee will hold a hearing for President Biden’s nomination for Secretary of Labor, Julie Su.

Julie Su is an outstanding nominee who will be a strong fighter for America’s workers, and we should confirm her.

And for the information of all Senators, tomorrow members will receive a classified briefing from the Administration on the leaked classified U.S. documents on the war in Ukraine.