In recent weeks, Senate Democrats have pushed through legislation to address many of the issues highlighted by President Donald Trump in his first 100 days in office, including a $15 minimum wage, higher student debt payments, and the establishment of a new agency tasked with fighting climate change.
The agenda is currently being crafted and is expected to be voted on by the full Senate as early as Tuesday, according to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA).
The House of Representatives is also expected to vote on a $1.4 trillion bill this week that would fund the Affordable Care Act, as well as the Veterans Affairs and Veterans Affairs health care system, and a bill to combat opioid addiction.
These bills are all expected to receive bipartisan support in both chambers.
The goal is to pass the legislation in the coming weeks.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D -NY) has repeatedly said that he will not support any legislation that is not bipartisan.
“We need bipartisan support to get this done,” he said at a press conference on Monday.
“We need it to pass.”
However, some Republicans are more likely to support the legislation.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R -CA) said in an interview with ABC News that he supports the Democrats bill, but said he will only support the GOP-led bill if Democrats pass the bill through its process.
“If the Senate does not pass it, we’re going to go to conference, but I do think we need to make sure that there is bipartisan support for it,” Rohrabach said.
“I’m not going to be against it, but we need it passed, and I’m willing to do whatever it takes to get it passed.”
Rohrabacher said that even though he has not yet seen the bill, he is “absolutely confident” that it will pass, and that Democrats will not need Republican votes to pass it.
“Democrats have the votes to get that passed, I have the confidence that they will pass it,” he told ABC News.
“It’s just a matter of time before we have a Republican-led conference and a Democratic-led Senate.”
In an interview on ABC News’ “This Week” on Sunday, Trump said that the bill is a “disaster” for the country and he believes it will be “a disaster” if Democrats win control of the Senate in 2020.
Trump also said that if he were elected, he would “cut all of our social welfare programs.”
“I’d cut them all,” he added.
“They’re all going to end up like Social Security.”
The president also said on ABC’s “This Hour” on Monday that he is considering cutting the U.S. military, saying that “everybody’s going to want to be on the sidelines.”
Trump has also called for the elimination of the Environmental Protection Agency, calling it a “shitty job.”