Senators Hold Press Conference Calling For Congress To Work Through August Recess

In a release received earlier this morning:

U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA), Steve Daines (R-MT), John Kennedy (R-LA), Mike Lee (R-UT), Mike Rounds (R-SD), and Luther Strange (R-AL) will hold a press conference on their effort to cancel or truncate the Senate’s scheduled August state work period if meaningful progress has not been made on the following five priorities: fixing health care, funding the government, dealing with the debt ceiling, passing a budget resolution, and improving our tax code.

Tuesday, July 11

12:00 p.m. ET

U.S. Senate Press Gallery

S-316 of the U.S. Capitol

View livestream on Senator Perdue’s YouTube channel here.

** U.S. Senate Radio and Television Correspondents Gallery credentials are required to attend this event. Please RSVP to[email protected].

In case you missed it: The senators outlined their request in a letter sent to Leader McConnell on Friday, June 30. Senator Perdue also wrote an op-ed on the need to cancel August recess in the Daily Signal.

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Good. Reasonable people and Congress [not one and the same] would believe funding and debt ceiling would be sufficient to cancel vacations. The optics of Congress taking the month of August off and then facing a budget crisis in Sept/Oct is insane, and will drive another nail into Mitch McConnell’s leadership casket. Too bad Sen. Isakson does not feel the need to see a reason to work through August to accomplish the five key issues listed.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

This is more about losing the ability to pass Wealthcare through reconciliation.


Its also because they don’t WANT to face CONSTITUENTS at home because their play to bait and switch healthcare for tax cuts and then do tax “reform ” has been such a failure. I’d want to stay in DC too.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

“In order to provide more time to complete action on important legislative times and process nominees that have been stalled by a lack of cooperation from our friends across the aisle, the Senate will delay the start of the August recess until the third week of August.” —McConnell
Yeah, half the reason is Democrats stalling appointments, what with Trump having only about 400 of the 559 appointments requiring Senate approval yet to be made.


Sorry wrong location