Sen. Schumer to Force H.R. 1 Vote in June

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a letter to the Democratic caucus, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced that he plans to bring the For the People Act to the floor of the Senate for a vote in June. Although Senate Democrats had promised to vote on the landmark election legislation before the August recess, no solid date for a floor vote had previously been announced. 

Schumer outlined the upcoming Senate agenda, emphasizing that while the caucus has attempted to pass key legislation along bipartisan lines, it has “also seen the limits of bipartisanship and the resurgence of Republican obstructionism.” The majority leader announced that the final working week of June would see a floor vote for H.R. 1, stating “…the Senate will vote on S.1, the For the People Act, legislation that is essential to defending our democracy, reducing the influence of dark money and powerful special interests, and stopping the wave of Republican voter suppression happening in the states across the country in service of President Trump’s Big Lie.” 

Read Schumer’s full letter to Senate Democrats here.