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McConnell Cancels August Recess, Will Force Congress to Work

The president called on the Senate to come to work in August, citing Democrats' "historic obstruction."

By NTK Staff | 06.05.2018 @3:04pm
McConnell Cancels August Recess, Will Force Congress to Work

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced that senators would remain in Washington, D.C. during the month of August in an attempt to resolve the Democratic caucus’s attempts at obstruction.

“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,” McConnell said in a statement.

President Trump called for the Senate to stay in town in a mid-May tweet. The president demanded senators “NOT GO HOME” until they funded his wall and confirmed his nominees.

Senators often take the month of August off, but McConnell and Trump guaranteed that they’ll work through the month just like other Americans.

Read McConnell’s full statement below:

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