The senators belonging to the Republican party gave a statement with regard to the bipartisan infrastructure deal. The announcement was made on the 19th of July that fell on a Friday. As per the announcement, the Republicans threatened to bring about a block in the said bill in case there is an absence of any negotiations. Mitch McConnell, the minority leader of the senate, gave a statement following the case. He expressed the demand of the Republican senators to take a look at the infrastructure deal prior to the voting.
Infrastructure Deal Under Pressure
Whip John Thune, the Republican politician hailing from the state of South Dakota, gave a statement on the issue. He stated that Chuck Schumer, the majority leader of the Senate, will commit a huge mistake if he moves forth with one of the key test votes concerning the infrastructure deal.
Republican John Thune further claimed that Schumer will not be able to score 60. Democrat Chuck Schumer organized a test vote concerning the said legislation. It was to take place on the 20th of July, Wednesday. The 70-year-old Democrat further stated that in case of a failure of the bill getting drafted then he himself will take a decisive step. And that will be an offering of the kind of a bill carrying serious provisions that will be non-controversial.
The Democratic majority leader of the US Senate further acknowledged the efforts taken by both parties in developing the kind of bipartisan infrastructure deal that would satiate the demands of both the Republicans as well as the Democrats. And once the voting starts, politicians will be provided enough time to mold the bill in the way they want. However, it had been more than 30 days that the bipartisan debate was taking place without any fruitful result.