Mitch McConnell Cancels Senate's August Recess

Mitch McConnell Cancels Senate's August Recess

Mitch McConnell Cancels Senate's August Recess

If they can, senators should still be talking about passing something to fix the health care mess that Obamacare left behind.

After at least a dozen Republican senators have been urging the party's leader in the upper chamber to forgo the traditional summer break, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has cancelled all but one week of the traditional August recess.

The Senate will cancel most of its annual August recess, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told senators Tuesday, an election-year move that will force Democrats to shuffle their campaign schedules.

"I was firm in my belief that the rules were not being followed", Senator John DeFrancisco (R-Syracuse) said.

Republicans passed an overhaul of the tax code at the end of past year and confirmed a new conservative Supreme Court justice, but otherwise have failed to accomplish any other big-ticket campaign promises.

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But as he argued for Democrats demonstrating a substantial opposition to the Republican Party, Schumer declined to call on one of his party's own to not embrace the Republican President.

Both types of plans do not have to comply with the 2010 law's strict coverage requirements, so healthy people might see it as a more affordable option.

When it comes to the bigger items such as this bill on reproductive rights, gun control, and others, the Senate Republicans have been mostly refusing to allow them to progress far enough for a vote. It's unclear how much Democratic support exists and there's now no commitment their House counterparts would follow suit.

Hurd said moderates have the votes already, but are "engaged in conversations to figure there another path".

Congress rarely finishes work by September 30, the end of the fiscal year, on the dozen individual appropriations bills needed to keep the federal government fully operating. "So, if you've got post-cloture time pending on a nominee, you can't get on appropriations bills, you can't get on legislation".

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Alexander said he agrees with McConnell on staying behind to work through the usual August recess, but said he was willing to take on the Democrats on health care.

After all, without a long stretch at home, vulnerable GOP senators now have an excuse to avoid public meetings, town halls and other face-to-face forums where they would be forced to interact directly with their constituents. They are looking to use the August session to pin the blame for health care prices on Trump and the GOP.

Getting through the backlog of unconfirmed judges is his main goal, Hatch said, but Democrats are making the process much slower.

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"The US business and agriculture community is profoundly concerned about how newly imposed tariffs - and the inevitable foreign retaliation arriving in the next few weeks - will lead to lost American jobs", Bradley said in a statement. Democrats forced 101 cloture votes on Trump's nominees in the past 18 months, more than the past six president's cloture votes combined, he said.

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"I don't even think that". The majority of Republican senators and representatives have confirmed Trump's nominees, agreed to blow up the USA deficit, and generally declined to comment on unsavory details about his personal life.

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