Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was forced to take drastic measures on Wednesday to help push President Trump’s agenda through the swamps of Congress.
Every year it is customary for the U.S. Senate to take a summer break during the month of August, otherwise known as the ‘August Recess.’ This is a time for the busy politicians to take a month off and spend time focusing on their family and their home state.
However, due to the ineffectiveness of the legislative body this past year, McConnell cancelled the recess.
“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. 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 tweeted.
Even though the recess has been cancelled, senators will still be allowed the first week in August where they can focus on issues in their home state. After that week, they will be expected to return to the Senate and do what they were elected to do.