Schumer Keeps Christmas Goal For Spending Bill

In a letter to his colleagues, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) reiterated his optimistic timeline for Senate Democrats to finish the Build Back Better bill, saying “our goal in the Senate is to pass the legislation before Christmas and get it to the president’s desk.” Playbook: “But Christmas Eve is 18 days away and there are good reasons to believe that Dems will blow that deadline.” Even if the bill passes the Senate by Christmas Eve, it will still need to go back to the House for a final vote.

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