Schumer calls procedural votes ‘irrelevant’ as coronavirus aid bill negotiations continue
Schumer said Democrats would be willing to 'speed up consideration' of a deal once one is reached
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Posted March 23, 2020 at 3:18pm
Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., said the procedural votes on the coronavirus relief bill, which took place Monday at 1:30 p.m., were “irrelevant” because negotiations between congressional leaders were ongoing.
Schumer said Democrats would be willing to “speed up consideration” of a deal once one is reached between the two parties. His comments came after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., had earlier cited the urgent nature of the crisis as an impetus for action on the procedural vote.
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