Conservative members of Congress urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to cancel the annual August recess this week; saying GOP lawmakers need to get to work to pass the President’s agenda before the 2018 midterm elections.
A group of seven Republican legislators led by Senator David Perdue of Georgia called on McConnell to postpone the recess Tuesday, pointing out that there are a dozen appropriation bills ahead of the vacation with only 52 working days remaining.
“This is nothing more than trying to make our government work again,” Perdue told reporters.
His comments come just a day after he sent a scathing letter to the GOP leader, adding Republican legislators were prepared to work weekends and longer hours to pass President Trump’s ambitious agenda.
“We want to offer our full support to expedite floor consideration, even if we must work nights and weekends and forgo the August recess to get it done,” said the letter.
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