Schumer vows action on social policy, voting rights bills despite setback


Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Monday vowed to vote on President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan early next year despite opposition from a key Democratic senator that drew White House rebuke, and to bring forward voting rights legislation.

“The Senate will, in fact, consider the Build Back Better Act, very early in the new year so that every Member of this body has the opportunity to make their position known on the Senate floor, not just on television,” Schumer wrote in a letter to colleagues.

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