Two policing bills were put to a vote in the last two days: This one that was blocked by Senate Democrats yesterday and this one that was passed by the House last night but will be blocked by the Senate.
Regarding the bill that the House was about to vote on last night, I read last night's NY Times Thursday Evening Briefing:
It is expected to be approved by the Democratic-led House — and then to be doomed in the Republican-led Senate. That, and a vote on Wednesday in which Democrats blocked a Republican police bill, reflect the waning likelihood that Congress, in this election year, will reach agreement on legislation to address racial bias in policing.
If Congress voted on two separate bills this week, and we're not even in July, then why is it very unlikely that "Congress, in this election year, will reach agreement on legislation to address racial bias in policing?
My question: Why does The NY Times assume that nothing will be done for the rest of the year simply because a bill was not passed on the week of June 25?
Congress still has the rest of the year to work on legislature that both chambers will approve, so why does last night's vote reflect "the waning likelihood that Congress would be able to reach an election-year compromise on legislation to address racial bias in policing"?
Am I missing something?