by Daveda Gruber:
On Tuesday Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that he’s canceled the chamber’s traditional August recess.
McConnell referred to the Democrats’ “obstruction” and the need to pass spending bills.
McConnell said in a statement, “Senators should expect to remain in session in August to pass legislation, including appropriations bills, and to make additional progress on the president’s nominees.”
He has faced pressure for weeks from fellow Republicans. Members will be in session over the summer. The announcement had been expected.
Reasons given are the need to wrap up spending bills and confirm President Trump’s nominees to various positions.
McConnell said, “Due to the historic obstruction by Senate Democrats of the president’s nominees, and the goal of passing appropriations bills prior to the end of the fiscal year, the August recess has been canceled.”
This decision will keep in Washington through a significant stage before November’s midterm elections.
Is anyone going to complain? I bet they will.
Senators can show they’re working hard by working through the recess. Unfortunately for the Democrats, it will keep several endangered members of their party off the campaign trail.
A whopping twenty-four of the Democrats’ forty nine seats are up for election this November.
Republican have a slight lead in the Senate of Fifty-one seats at this time.
It’s going to be a hot summer for people.