Schumer drops bomb on Senate with speedy infrastructure timeline

Worth noting: Even if the group completes drafting the bill this weekend, it will take days for the Congressional Budget Office to score it — something multiple senators will need before ultimately weighing in.

It also will take time for the group to sell their colleagues on its key components.

However, next week's votes are, for now, just procedural — formally kicking off the process to pass the package.

A final vote on the bill would not come until next Thursday at the earliest.

Why Schumer is doing this: The Senate leader wants to ramp up pressure on lawmakers to finalize their work, Axios has learned.