The 2020 Senate agenda is the culmination of several years of negotiations between the Democratic and Republican parties to pass sweeping legislative changes, and its final release is expected on Friday.
The agenda will be a keystone in the push for a more conservative Republican-controlled Senate in the near future, and will help push back against President Donald Trump’s agenda to repeal and replace ObamaCare, roll back regulations and overhaul the tax code.
The Democratic-controlled House is also expected to approve its own version of the agenda, which will include major legislation on issues such as infrastructure, healthcare, labor and criminal justice reform.
The 2018 agenda, released in early April, included a major overhaul of the Democratic Party’s agenda and promised to be the party’s “first agenda to address all of our challenges.”
Trump has said he will push for the agenda’s passage in the Senate if the Democratic-led House can pass it in the House.
Trump has repeatedly called for the House to take up the Senate version of his agenda, arguing it will be “far better” than the Senate bill, which he says he is “not interested in.”
However, the House passed a bill last year that was substantially less conservative than the House version.
The House bill was passed on a party-line vote in July 2018.
It was the first time a GOP-led Senate passed a major legislation in 20 years, and the first to repeal a major law.
It did so by the end of the year, after a major bipartisan filibuster over the GOP-controlled chamber, which required an all-night vote.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who has vowed to take down the filibuster, is expected to hold the floor to debate the new bill, and McConnell will likely use the issue to push for its passage.
The Senate GOP’s agenda was released a few weeks before the midterm elections.
The legislation was widely seen as a political win for Republicans, as it came as Democrats were preparing to launch their own midterm-election push against Trump.
The new Democratic-backed agenda, however, will likely face more opposition than the GOP’s.
Some conservatives have said it is a step backward, while other Republicans have called it a victory for the GOP.
While the Democrats will likely be able to pass the new agenda in the Republican-led Congress, the 2018 agenda has a significant number of conservatives opposed to it, including several former Republican presidential nominees.
Some of the most vocal critics of the 2018 Democratic-sponsored agenda include former President George W. Bush, who called the bill “the most radical piece of legislation in history,” as well as conservative House Speaker Paul Ryan, who described it as a “stunning departure from what we stand for as Republicans.”
Ryan has also said the bill is a “disaster” for America, and it is likely to cause “serious harm to the economy.”
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., also expressed skepticism over the Democratic agenda, calling it “one of the worst pieces of legislation” he’s ever seen.
In a recent interview, Schumer said the Senate should “stop pretending” the new House bill is more conservative than its previous version.
“It’s very clear to me the Republican party is in no position to pass a new version of this bill.
It’s a disaster,” Schumer said.
Schumer also said he thinks the new legislation will result in “huge numbers of people losing insurance.”