Schumer issues statement after Senate passes $1.9 trillion relief bill, says “we have fulfilled that promise”

Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer has issued a statement after the Senate passed a sweeping $1.9 trillion relief bill.

The vote was 50-49 strictly along party lines. Republican Senator Dan Sullivan missed the vote.

Prior to the final vote, Schumer said “Our job right now is to help our country get from this stormy present to that hopeful future, and it starts with voting aye on the legislation before us. Vote yes on the American Rescue Plan.”

He wrote after the bill passed “Senate Democrats made a promise to the American people to deliver the bold COVID relief they need, and we have fulfilled that promise with the #AmericanRescuePlan.”