“I am happy to report this morning that the leadership of both parties have finalized the organizing resolution for the Senate,” Schumer said on the Senate floor Wednesday. “We will pass the resolution through the Senate today, which means that committees can promptly set up and get to work.”
Democrats will take control of Senate committees.
Schumer added that Democrats “are ready to hit the ground running on the most important issues that face our country.”
“Senate Democrats are not going to waste any time,” the Democratic lawmaker continued.
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SCHUMER: "I am happy to report this morning that the leadership of both parties has finalized the organizing resolution for the Senate."— Zach Purser Brown (@zachjourno) February 3, 2021
Democrats take control of Senate committees, as McConnell and Schumer reach a deal on how to run a 50-50 Senate after weeks of negotiations. pic.twitter.com/iB6lz8HUCq
This comes after weeks of talks.
Democrats won the majority in the Senate following the two runoff Senate elections in Georgia where Democrats won and flipped the Senate.
With a 50-50 Senate, Vice President Kamala Harris is the tie-breaking vote.