Senate Vast majority Chief Chuck Schumer criticized his GOP colleagues and warned he reserves “the appropriate to force the Senate to vote on the invoice again at the acceptable time” in a “Expensive Colleagues” letter sent following Republicans blocked the Jan. 6 commission invoice.
“Senate Republicans, at the personalized ask for of Leader McConnell, also continue on their brazen attempts to whitewash the assault of January 6th by filibustering the Property-passed bipartisan January 6th Fee, even even though Speaker Pelosi and I agreed to adjustments proposed by Senator Collins,” he wrote.
Schumer outlined the operate performed by the Senate in this legislative session, such as the bipartisan Covid-19 Hate Crimes Act and the progression of a bipartisan bill to handle levels of competition with China.
“At the very same time, we have also noticed the boundaries of bipartisanship and the resurgence of Republican obstructionism,” he wrote, noting the delayed passage of the China invoice.
Schumer reported next month’s get the job done time period will be “particularly difficult.” In June, he explained the Senate will work to go the Paycheck Fairness Act, validate President Biden’s judicial nominees and potentially think about gun protection and LGBTQ equality laws. In the last 7 days of the month, he claimed the chamber will vote on S1, a sweeping election bill that has faced staunch Republican pushback.
He also stated Senate Democrats will do the job to advance Biden’s infrastructure and employment agenda. “As the President carries on to examine infrastructure legislation with Senate Republicans, the committees will keep hearings and continue their operate on the Construct Again Much better agenda – with or with no the assist of Republican Senators. We ought to go complete work and infrastructure legislation this summer season,” he wrote.