Schumer punts on antisemitism bill despite bipartisan House passage

A bipartisan antisemitism bill approved overwhelmingly in the House is going nowhere fast in the Senate.

Prompted by the Washington Examiner on Wednesday about the legislation’s fate in the upper chamber, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) made no commitment to put it up for a vote but also did not declare it dead.

The New York Democrat noted there were roadblocks from both parties last week to fast-track the bill and said leaders were still searching for options that would avoid eating up large amounts of floor time to run out the procedural clock.

“There were objections on both sides,” Schumer said. “We’re trying to figure out the best way to move forward.”

The Senate is focused this week on meeting a Friday deadline for a
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