Schumer And McConnell Set For Another Showdown Over Democrat-Backed Elections Bill

Schumer And McConnell Set For Another Showdown Over Democrat-Backed Elections Bill

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer are set Tuesday to attend a Senate Rules Committee markup of S. 1, a Democrat-backed elections bill that would dramatically change the role of the federal government in elections. 

The two party leaders are members of the Rules Committee but rarely appear to speak at hearings and markups. But they were both at the contentious hearing for the bill in March where they traded accusations of “Shame!”

Similar fireworks are expected Tuesday in what could be a marathon meeting. 

Punchbowl News reported Tuesday that Republicans plan to offer more than 100 amendments to the bill during the markup. Sen. Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., said Monday that he’d filed more than 20 amendments to the bill on his own. 

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., are set to clash Tuesday at a markup of the Democrat-backed elections bill S. 1. (Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

SCHUMER, MCCONNELL SPAR OVER DEMS’ S.1 ELECTION BILL DURING RARE COMMITTEE APPEARANCE: ‘SHAME!’

Officially called the “For the People Act,” Democrats assigned the S. 1 number to the legislation to emphasize that it is their priority

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