McConnell cancels most of Senate’s August recess
“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,” McConnell said in a statement.
"It is important to remember that simply canceling the August state work period is not the goal. We should be working nights and weekends now to get the results the American people sent us here to deliver," said Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.).
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The Senate majority leader said Tuesday that the Senate will only take a break for the first week of August because of "historic obstruction" by Senate Democrats and will stay in session the rest of the month.
Democrats are defending 26 Senate seats this year, including two represented by independents in Vermont and Maine, and 10 in states Donald Trump won in 2016.
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