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McConnell Bows to Conservative Pressure on August Recess, Yet Still Not Working Nights or Weekends

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

From Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday announced plans to cancel the chamber’s annual August recess, bowing to a push spearheaded by Georgia U.S. Sen. David Perdue… Perdue spent the last month agitating for Senate leaders to cancel the annual break –mirroring a successful push he made last summer. This year, Perdue unveiled a … Continue reading “McConnell Bows to Conservative Pressure on August Recess, Yet Still Not Working Nights or Weekends”

Conservatives To Mitch McConnell: Do Your Job or No Vacation

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

From Conservative HQ: It started innocuously enough with a comment from Marc Short, the White House legislative affairs director, who said during an event on Capitol Hill with conservative leaders: “If we reach August and [they] still have not completed appropriations work or not confirmed our nominees, then of course we would like to see … Continue reading “Conservatives To Mitch McConnell: Do Your Job or No Vacation”

16 Senate Republicans Urge Colleagues to Work Through August, Get Nominees Confirmed Faster

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

From the Daily Signal: “It is time to drain the swamp, and we can help do that by keeping the pumps running in August,” Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said at a press conferenceTuesday aimed in part at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. “It is time to cancel the August recess, keep members here, get the spending … Continue reading “16 Senate Republicans Urge Colleagues to Work Through August, Get Nominees Confirmed Faster”

16 Senators: Get Funding & Nominations Done or Cancel August Recess

Monday, May 14, 2018

From Senator David Perdue (R-GA): U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) and 15 U.S. Senators including Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Steve Daines (R-MT), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Dean Heller (R-NV), Ron Johnson (R-WI), John Kennedy (R-LA), James Lankford (R-OK), Mike Lee (R-UT), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Ben Sasse (R-NE), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Thom … Continue reading “16 Senators: Get Funding & Nominations Done or Cancel August Recess”

Trump challenges Congress: Get spending done or skip August recess

Monday, May 14, 2018

From The Hill newspaper: President Trump challenged Congress on Saturday to get a funding deal done before they recess in August or “not go home.” “The Senate should get funding done before the August break, or NOT GO HOME,” Trump tweeted. “Wall and Border Security should be included. Also waiting for approval of almost 300 nominations, worst … Continue reading “Trump challenges Congress: Get spending done or skip August recess”

Sen. Perdue, Conservatives Launch #MakeCongressWork Campaign

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

From Breitbart News: Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) held a press conference Tuesday on Capitol Hill to announce an effort to get the Senate to craft, debate, and pass a spending bill and confirm President Donald Trump’s 271 outstanding nominations before the scheduled August recess — or stay in Washington until the work gets done. Perdue … Continue reading “Sen. Perdue, Conservatives Launch #MakeCongressWork Campaign”

Trump to Congress: No August Recess Until Appropriations, Nominations Done

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

From Roll Call: The White House hopes the Senate will get spending bills done and curtail the nominations backlog before the August recess, but it is backing a call to cut down the break if needed to overcome delays in confirming President Donald Trump’s nominations. Marc Short, the White House legislative affairs director, made that clear during an … Continue reading “Trump to Congress: No August Recess Until Appropriations, Nominations Done”

Republicans will need to learn from past mistakes to adopt a winning appropriations strategy

Sunday, April 29, 2018

CPI’s Senior Director of Policy, Rachel Bovard, recently wrote in The Hill on how Republicans can fix the broken budget process and pass a budget with conservative policy victories: GOP leadership is already writing their end-of-the-year spending bill. If conservatives want to have a say in this process, they should demand that the bill is … Continue reading “Republicans will need to learn from past mistakes to adopt a winning appropriations strategy”

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