Four major bills being pushed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., are expected to be killed in the Senate.
Politico raised doubts on the future of these four pieces of proposed legislation:
- H.R. 1, the For the People Act — Politico reported it is expected to pass the House this week, but don’t bet on it getting out of the Senate. Not a single Republican supported the election reform measure in the last Congress. Over the weekend a Conservative Political Action Conference panel attacked H.R. 1, a bill to relax election integrity measures, ban voter ID laws, and mandate same-day voter registration.
- Police Reform — Expected to get through the House this week, but Senate approval is not imminent. Politico pointed out that a future deal is conceivable.
- $15 minimum wage hike — Approved by the House last week, but the Senate prospects are bleak.
- Gun control — The House is likely to pass a pair of gun control measures next week, which include expanded background checks. Senate passage is considered unlikely, according to Politico.
Over the years, Pelosi had complained about the Senate being then-Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's "legislative graveyard," where bills she pushed through the House would "go to die."
But Politico said current Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is about to become the cemetery caretaker.
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