Iowa Sen. Tom HarkinThomas (Tom) Richard HarkinDem Senator open to bid from the left in 2020 Senate GOP rejects Trump’s call to go big on gun legislation Trump should require federal contractors to follow the law MORE (D) said Wednesday that the Senate this month will not take up his long-awaited resolution to prompt the U.S. government to apologize for slavery.

Harkin said the Senate's legislative schedule is too cramped to consider the resolution, although he emphasized it will be introduced later, probably in early 2009. The House already passed a resolution on July 29, but the Senate only has two and a half weeks of scheduled sessions before a target adjournment date of Sept. 26. The chamber is not likely to reconvene until after the election