Schumer Vows to Bring Background Checks to Senate Floor

“We cannot seem to finish grieving one tragedy before another takes place. It is a reminder that we must confront a devastating truth in the United States: An unrelenting epidemic of gun violence steals innocent lives with alarming regularity.”

— Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), renewing his promise to set a floor vote on universal background checks for gun buyers after two mass shootings in one week, reports Politico.

Sinema’s Schtick Not Working for Dems or GOPers

39% to 40%

A new OH Predictive Insights poll in Arizona finds Sen. Kirsten Sinema’s (D-AZ) favorability is now underwater at 39% to 40%.Sinema is viewed favorably by just 50% of Democratic voters, but 30% of her party views her unfavorably. Sinema is still upside down with Republicans by 22%. In contrast, Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ) has a 79% to 11% favorability rating with Democrats.

Biden Team Looking at $3 Trillion Infrastructure Spend

$3 trillion

“President Biden’s economic advisers are preparing to recommend spending as much as $3 trillion on a sweeping set of efforts aimed at boosting the economy, reducing carbon emissions and narrowing economic inequality, beginning with a giant infrastructure plan that may be financed in part through tax increases on corporations and the rich,” the New York Times reports.