The timing of the vote to form an independent panel is still not known because it is unclear how long Republicans will pull the fight over the previous bill.
At least eight Republicans have requested time to speak on the floor overnight – up to an hour each – to express their objections to a legislative package aimed at China, known as the “US Innovation and Competition Act” Goes, and those GOP senators gave the slogan what they said is a quick process to make last-minute changes that they have not yet reviewed.
Senators slowing the process are Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Rick Scott of Florida, Mike Lee of Utah, and John Kennedy of Louisiana.
As the debate began on Friday morning, the chamber was largely empty. Only a few GOP senators were left to listen to the ongoing debate. Looking at the smoky-eyed staff and a small cadre of floor staff.
According to South Dakota Sen. John Thune, who is a GOP whip, Republicans will use five to six hours of their allotted time to speak on the floor overnight. This could then be accompanied by additional debate as well as a series of procedural votes before the final passage of the legislative package, which will advance the vote on the 1/6 commission on Friday or beyond.
This can change or speed up if senators give back their allotted time or are asked to take some steps, which can speed up or slow down the process, depending on what they are going to do. Decide.
Once the “US Innovation and Competition Act” is voted on, the Chamber will proceed to the January 6 commission bill. At least 60 senators will have to vote yes to pursue a bill that is not expected. Only three – Utah’s censor Mitt Romney, Maine’s Susan Collins and Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski – have expressed their support for advancing the law.
The refusal of at least 10 Republican senators to vote on the commission underscores the deeply partisan divide that emerged over the uprising earlier this year and comes at a critical time for Capitol Hill where Democrats pursue President Joe Biden’s agenda Struggling for
The purpose of the legislation passed by the House is to create a 10-man panel to find out what happened, including the “preparation and response” of law enforcement, and then “to prevent future acts of targeted violence and domestic terrorism” Report recommendations. The Commission is also required to submit a final report to the President and Congress by the end of 2021 and dissolve it 60 days later – about nine months before the 2022 elections.
The House passed Bill 252–175 last week, with 35 Republicans joining the Democrats.