Schumer declares he will be Senate majority leader
On Wednesday, Democratic leader Chuck Schumer declared himself a Senate Majority Leader and claimed that Democrats had regained control of the Senate.
“It feels like a brand new day. For the first time in six years, Democrats will operate a majority in the United States Senate — and that will be very good for the American people,” Schumer said in a statement released Wednesday morning.
Anticipating dominance of the White House and both houses of the Congress, Schumer indicated that
Democrats expect to quickly pass another major coronavirus relief bill, "help is on the way."
“America is experiencing one of the greatest crises we have ever faced, and the Senate Democratic Majority is committed to delivering the bold change and help Americans need and demand. Senate Democrats know America is hurting,” he said.
Schumer also thanked “everyone in Georgia and across the country who volunteered their time, donated what they could, and worked so hard to elect new leadership in Washington.
The Democratic leader promised to work closely with the Biden administration.