By Eric Mack | Tuesday, 02 March 2021 09:09 PM
The $1.9 trillion spending package has narrowly passed on the House, and now Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., says he has the votes to pass what he calls the “American rescue plan” this week.
“We want to get the biggest, strongest, boldest bill that can pass and that’s what we are working to do,” Schumer told reporters Tuesday. “We’ll have the votes we need to pass the bill.”
Schumer said he might begin debate Wednesday and expects “a hardy debate” and “some late nights on the floor,” while using the budget reconciliation strategy to pass it with a mere 50 votes and Vice President Kamala Harris’ tiebreaker and avert a Senate filibuster.