Schumer: Put Clean DREAM Act On The Floor, Dems Will Attach It To Every Bill Until It Passes


Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called for House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to put a clean DREAM Act on the floor for a vote.

Schummer announced Wednesday Democrats will attach the DREAM Act to every bill this fall until it passes.

SCHUMER: I want to cut to the chase. The president's decision to end DACA was heartless and it was brainless. If this order stands, hundreds, hundreds of thousands of families will be ripped apart...

Now, I'm glad that there have been some Republicans in Congress have voiced their opposition to the president's decision because we're calling on Speaker Ryan and Leader McConnell to immediately put the DREAM Act on the floor for a vote in the House and Senate. We're ready to pass it. I am confident that if put on the floor, it will garner overwhelming support from both sides of the aisle.

But let us say this, and I think I speak for the Leader, as well. If a clean DREAM Act does not come to the floor in September, we're prepared to attach it to other items this fall until it passes.

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