“I have some good news, the minority leader and I have come to an agreement to vote on the PACT Act this evening,” Schumer said on the Senate floor. “I’m very optimistic that this bill will pass so our veterans across America can breathe a sigh of relief.”
Tuesday’s final vote is expected to follow votes on three amendments with a 60-vote threshold. Toomey’s amendment, which would have made a change to a budget component of the legislation, failed as expected, in a vote of 47-48.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell defended his party’s handling of the legislation at a press conference on Tuesday.
“Look, these kind of back and forths happen all the time in the legislative process, you’ve observed that over the years,” he said. “I think in the end the veterans service organizations will be pleased with the final result.”
This story has been updated with additional developments Tuesday.
CNN’s Manu Raju and Morgan Rimmer contributed to this report.