“This is nothing but typical bluster,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said after Trump threatened to veto the defense spending bill.
Police reform seems likely to join gun control and immigration as issues where Americans overwhelmingly support changes, but Congress is unable or unwilling to do anything.
“This bill is not salvageable," Sens. Chuck Schumer, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris wrote in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Both in New York and nationally, the Democratic leader is trying to guide candidates through ideological currents he’ll have to navigate in 2022.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) did not say whether his party would filibuster the bill offered by Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.).
Early versions of the documents included detailed information for churches wanting to restart in-person services but was removed after the White House raised concerns.
Both sides are dug in over additional aid to small businesses.
They want to boost aid to hospitals and food assistance for the needy in addition to replenishing a new program designed to prevent layoffs.
Their proposal could boost front-line workers' wages by as much as $25,000 this year.
Meanwhile, health care workers treating coronavirus patients don't have enough masks, and officials are turning to the black market.