Schumer’s intention is to push President Biden’s radical plan before the August recess, which he has already threatened to cancel if a deal is not passed. This could potentially force a vote on two bills that have not been read fully by any group before the vote.
“Everyone has been having productive conversations, and it’s important to keep the two-track process moving,” Schumer said Thursday on the Senate floor during a speech. “All parties involved in the bipartisan infrastructure bill talks must now finalize their agreement so that the Senate can begin considering that legislation next week.”
Even if a deal is clinched and the Senate votes to move ahead on the bill next week, it will likely take days or even weeks to finish its work on the bipartisan legislation because of intense desire to vote on amendments to a bill likely to win Biden’s signature.
There is still no guarantee the “bipartisan” package will pass, because they need to get ten Republicans onboard with the deal. And that’s not going to happen.