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Sat Jul 31, 2021, 06:05 PM

Schumer says prepared to keep lawmakers in Washington for as long as it takes....

Source: Marketwatch

Full Headline: Schumer says prepared to keep lawmakers in Washington for as long as it takes to complete votes on infrastructure and budget blueprint

Published: July 31, 2021 at 4:08 p.m. ET

The Senate convened for a rare weekend session on Saturday, with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer encouraging the authors of a bipartisan infrastructure plan to finish writing their bill so that senators can begin offering amendments.

Several senators had predicted that the text of the bill would be ready for review late Friday or early Saturday, but it was not done when the Senate opened for business late in the morning.

Schumer said he understood that completing the writing of such a large bill is a difficult project, but he warned that he was prepared to keep lawmakers in Washington for as long as it took to complete votes on both the bipartisan infrastructure plan and a budget blueprint that would allow the Senate to begin work later this year on a massive, $3.5 trillion social, health and environmental bill.

“The longer it takes to finish, the longer we will be here, but we’re going to get the job done,” Schumer said.

Read more: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/schumer-says-prepared-to-keep-lawmakers-in-washington-for-as-long-as-it-takes-to-complete-votes-on-infrastructure-and-budget-blueprint-01627762112?reflink=mw_share_twitter

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Reply Schumer says prepared to keep lawmakers in Washington for as long as it takes.... (Original post)
George II Jul 31 OP
mcar Jul 31 #1
Phoenix61 Jul 31 #2
Budi Jul 31 #10
mcar Jul 31 #12
sheshe2 Jul 31 #3
murielm99 Jul 31 #4
we can do it Jul 31 #5
George II Jul 31 #7
Budi Jul 31 #11
pandr32 Jul 31 #6
question everything Jul 31 #8
BumRushDaShow Jul 31 #13
Wild blueberry Jul 31 #9
Grasswire2 Jul 31 #14
George II Jul 31 #16
BumRushDaShow Jul 31 #17
BumRushDaShow Jul 31 #15
Deminpenn Jul 31 #18
Rebl2 Jul 31 #19
Evolve Dammit Jul 31 #23
BlueIdaho Jul 31 #20
BumRushDaShow Jul 31 #22
ancianita Jul 31 #21
Hekate Jul 31 #24

Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 06:07 PM

1. Good for him

I wonder what Sinema will do?

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Response to mcar (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 06:09 PM

2. Whine? nt

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Response to mcar (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 07:14 PM

10. Bernie better wrap up Ohio & return to his job as Budget Director

I'm surprised he prioritized as he did today. While critical infrastructure discussions were happening today, he was talking to a small group of people in a single district in another State

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Response to Budi (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 07:42 PM

12. Yes, that's right

Now is not the time to be away campaigning. He has a big responsibility.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 06:10 PM

3. ALL HANDS ON DECK!

I hope Sanders makes it back from Ohio in time. He is the budge Chairperson and should be there in person.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 06:19 PM

4. He's not THERE?

What is so important in Ohio, for a person who represents Vermont?

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 06:43 PM

5. Not a dem turner.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 06:55 PM

7. He's here:

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Response to George II (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 07:16 PM

11. Wow. He skipped out as Budget Director on this crucial bill, for a small group in a small district?

Well. Ok then.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 06:48 PM

6. Me applauding

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 07:00 PM

8. I hope that he keeps the two bill separate and not link them

If he does, he may lose the R votes for the infrastructure bill.

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Response to question everything (Reply #8)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 07:58 PM

13. He can't directly link them (although they know they are related)

because the reconciliation one has to wait until AFTER the end of this fiscal year for final action. They already used that type of reconciliation this year on the "American Rescue Plan" and can't use it a 2nd time.

What I think they are trying to do is to get the core bill finalized, voted on, passed, and sent back to the House for final disposition (I guess when they return from break), but also draft the "framework" for the reconciliation bill (because "only they know" what all is in the core Infrastructure bill, and thus what would have to be spelled out in the conference report on the spending), at which point they may need to set up a joint House/Senate Committee to work out the final "single" bill that both will vote on - but only after October 1st.

Meanwhile they are going to have to deal with a big pile of federal government appropriations bills that the House was churning out this week and have sent their way, so that would probably take up much of their time in September (along with probably doing a CR and/or roll some of the appropriations bills into a "minibus" or smaller "omnibus", and then battle over the remaining ones).

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 07:10 PM

9. Good

Do your job, Congress.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 07:59 PM

14. what about the moratorium on evictions?

Expires this weekend?

Not a priority?

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #14)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 08:01 PM

16. What about it, is there a bill on the floor?

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #14)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 08:14 PM

17. The House is gone. They went adjourned yesterday.

Floor Summary: July 30th, 2021

06:11:01 PM................The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 11(b) of H. Res. 188. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on August 3, 2021.

https://clerk.house.gov/


Although the Rules Committee is apparently the one planning to meet next week.




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U.S. House News
@USHouseNews
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Jul 31, 2021
Yesterday, Friday, July 30, 2021, on the @HouseFloor:

• Summary of activity: https://live.house.gov/?date=2021-07-30


Next meeting: 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 3, 2021
U.S. House News
@USHouseNews
Daily Digest of @HouseFloor Action for yesterday, Friday, July 30, 2021, from the #CongressionalRecord: https://gov.mtopgroup.com/art1/record/delta/2021/07/30/daily-digest/article/D876-2


Next Meeting: 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 3, 2021

COMMITTEE MEETINGS: https://gov.mtopgroup.com/art1/record/delta/2021/07/30/daily-digest/article/D876-3
7:48 AM · Jul 31, 2021


They apparently had an all-day hearing on the Renters thing yesterday -

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I suppose there is nothing stopping them from passing something and try to have it effective retroactively. I kinda skipped ahead to hear some of Maxine Waters' statement - and she is saying what I thought had happened - the states were dumped with a lot of money and many had no database systems set up to do the applications and distribution, and trying to do that from scratch.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 08:00 PM

15. They are going to have to deal with a pile of appropriations bills that the House just passed

and those will need to be factored into that budget blueprint for FY22.

The fiscal year ends September 30.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 08:17 PM

18. Nothing seems to motivate Congress like

being kept away from recess.

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Response to Deminpenn (Reply #18)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 08:46 PM

19. They take

to much time off as it is.

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Response to Rebl2 (Reply #19)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 11:10 PM

23. That's for sure

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 08:53 PM

20. This is great news!

Why should anyone in power get a 5 week vacation while ordinary Americans are struggling to stay in their homes and get a decent paycheck?

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #20)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 09:16 PM

22. They sometimes call it a "District Work Period"

So although they are "home", they are actually "home in their districts/states" and often hold town halls, attend/host meetings with local organizations that they are promoting with their supported polices, meet with constituents or go to ribbon cuttings (for facilities that they supported the funding for), give keynote addresses at conferences, and have campaign fundraising events.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 08:55 PM

21. 's what I'm talkin' 'bout! Go, Chuck!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Jul 31, 2021, 11:15 PM

24. Good man, that

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