At least 16 Republican Senators sent a strong message to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Friday; demanding the party leadership “get moving” on President Trump’s legislative agenda.
The group, led by Sen. David Perdue of Georgia, called on McConnell to act more aggressively on the President’s key campaign promises; pointing out there are less than 70 working days remaining in the 2018 fiscal year.
The Republican legislators are calling on the GOP leader to work through Fridays -and some weekends- to pass key legislative victories heading into the 2018 midterm elections.
“If we reach August and we still have not completed appropriations work or not confirmed our nominees, then of course we would like to see the Congress stay here and do its work,” said White House legislative affairs director Marc Short.
“We continue to witness historic obstruction by the minority party when it comes to funding the federal government and confirming the President’s nominees,” writes the letter to McConnell. “If we are complicit, we are on track for another last-minute spending battle come September. However, if we take action now, we can break the cycle of continuing resolutions and omnibus spending deals. Therefore, 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.”
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