Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Today’s Votes To Move Towards A Conference On Jobs And Competitiveness Legislation

May 4, 2022

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor to announce that this afternoon, the Senate will hold several votes on motions to instruct in order to move forward with the jobs and competitiveness legislation that will strengthen supply chains, bring back American manufacturing, and renew American innovation.  Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

This afternoon the Senate will begin holding votes on as many as 28 motions to instruct before the Conference Committee begins the work of finalizing our jobs and competition bill.

Twenty of those motions to instruct come from Republicans, a sign of the immense good faith that Democrats have shown Republicans in getting this bill over the finish line.

For the information of all members: we are going to be voting late into the night to get through as many of the motions to instruct as we can. I ask members to vote quickly, to stay near the floor, so we can keep the process moving smoothly and as quickly as we can on the floor of the Senate.