U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Friday the Senate would resume consideration of a sweeping package of legislation meant to boost the country's ability to compete with Chinese technology on June 8. "You", Tuberville said while gesturing toward reporters. The Senate adjourned for a Memorial Day recess soon after the vote.
Democrats and some moderate Republicans had called for a commission to probe the events leading up to and on January 6, when hundreds of supporters of Trump, a Republican, stormed the Capitol, fighting with police, urging violence against lawmakers and delaying the formal certification of President Joe Biden's election victory. Susan Collins of ME has said she would offer amendments to the bill passed by the House.
CNN reported Thursday that McConnell asked other GOP senators to vote against the commission as a "personal favor" to him.
The final vote was 54-35, falling six votes short of the 60 required to bypass the filibuster.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was among the Republicans who pushed back on the bill.
"They went through their motions, but you can tell that underneath they were being nice to us", Sicknick said of her meetings Thursday.
The legislation also seeks to counter Beijing's growing global influence through diplomacy, by working with allies and increasing USA involvement in worldwide organizations after former President Donald Trump pulled Washington out as part of his "America First" agenda.
The commission, if established, would have consisted of five Republicans and five Democrats.