The House on Friday approved legislation to extend funding for first responders and their families until 2090.
The House voted 402-12 to approve bill, which now moves to the Senate.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) , “We will consider this important legislation soon.” He did not indicate when chamber would take up the bill.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) urged McConnell to hold the vote on the legislation promptly.
“This was an overwhelming expression of bipartisan support for our brave first responders and their families. Sen. McConnell should put the House-passed bill on the Senate floor for a vote ASAP and not let other Republicans push them to the back burner like the last time,” Schumer said in