Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell caved to Republican pressure and canceled the Senate’s August recess Tuesday, saying the lawmakers will work through the vacation to help advance the President’s agenda ahead of the 2018 midterms.
According to Business Insider, the GOP leader slammed “obstructionist” Democrats in a statement released Tuesday afternoon, saying Senators “should expect to remain in session in August” to enact appropriation bills, pass legislation, and approve nominees.
“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. “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.”
More information as it develops…