Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer set a 2:30 p.m. Wednesday procedural vote on the not-yet-completed bipartisan infrastructure package despite strong GOP pushback.
The cloture vote is expected to be defeated, with top Republicans including Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), urging the New York Democrat to delay the vote to provide more time to iron out a number of outstanding details.
“We can’t support cloture for something we haven’t accomplished yet. We haven’t come to agreement on key issues,” he told reporters on Tuesday.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has also indicated that members of his conference won’t support the measure without bill text.
“I think we need to see the bill before we decide whether or not to vote for it,” he told reporters on Monday. “I think that’s pretty easily understood.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has spoken out against holding a vote before the bill is completely finished.REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz
And GOP negotiators have indicated that they will