Schumer warns Dems of ‘long nights,’ potential August recess delay

Schumer warns Dems of ‘long nights,’ potential August recess delay


Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) cautioned Democrats Friday to prepare for long nights, weekend work and a possible delay to next month’s scheduled recess as the chamber gears up to vote on several issues — including a bipartisan infrastructure plan and a budget resolution allowing Democrats to pass a larger spending package.

In a so-called “Dear Colleague” letter sent to members of his caucus, Schumer called on members to approach the upcoming work period with the “same unity and urgency that we have embraced all year.”

“As the country continues its rapid recovery from the COVID crisis thanks to the American Rescue Plan, our legislative focus will soon turn towards laying a strong foundation for the future,” the majority leader wrote. 

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer for a possible delay to next month’s scheduled recess.Bloomberg via Getty Images

Schumer later added that, “My intention for this work period is for the Senate to consider both the bipartisan infrastructure

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