Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Thursday he has scheduled a July 21 test vote on a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill as lawmakers race to hammer out the final details of that measure, as well as a massive $3.5 trillion budget resolution.
Schumer (D-NY) added that he was anxious for Democrats to come to an agreement on the larger measure, which they will try to ram through the Senate with 51 votes and is expected to include increased spending on education, efforts to counter the effects of climate change, and social programs like Medicare.
“The time has come to make progress,” Schumer said on the Senate floor. “And we will. We must.”
“Everyone has been having productive conversations and it’s important to keep the two-track process moving,” he added.
The Senate will be holding a test vote for the infrastructure bill on July 21.AP
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) decried the $3.5 trillion plan as a “a