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Sen. Chuck Schumer Becomes New Senate Majority Leader

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Sen. Chuck Schumer Becomes New Senate Majority Leader

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After Vice President Kamala Harris sworn in Sens. Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) and Rev. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), giving Democrats the majority in the Senate, it means that Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is now the majority leader of the Senate. “As majority leader, President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris will have a partner who is ready, willing and able to help achieve a forward-looking agenda,” Schumer said in a statement earlier this month after victory was declared for Ossoff and Warnock. Harris also appointed Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), her replacement in the upper chamber, after she and President Joe Biden were sworn into office. Currently, the Democratic caucus in the Senate has 50 seats to Republicans’ 50, meaning that Harris—as vice president—is the tie-breaker and thereby giving the Democrats control. “America is turning over a new leaf. We are turning the page on the last four years and to reunite the country, defeat …

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