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Schumer Warns of Possible August Work on Budget, Infrastructure

July 9, 2021, 3:09 PM

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer warned senators Friday to be prepared to cut short their planned August recess as he seeks to pass both a bipartisan infrastructure package and a budget blueprint teeing up a larger Democrat-only tax and spending bill.

“Senators should be prepared for the possibility of working long nights, weekends, and remaining in Washington into the previously scheduled August state work period,” the New York Democrat said in a letter to senators outlining his July agenda.

The Senate currently plans to begin its monthlong recess on Aug. 9.

Schumer said committee staff members have been working during ...

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