Sen. Perdue, Conservatives Launch #MakeCongressWork CampaignMake Congress Work — Wednesday, May 9, 2018
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 said a letter has been sent to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to express support for the Senate to “do whatever is necessary” to clear the legislative calendar, including working on the weekends and through the summer.
Standing behind a podium decorated with the campaign’s #MakeCongressWork hashtag, Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, said Americans want the majority-Republican Senate to support President Donald Trump’s agenda — the agenda that got him elected.
“We are here today to demand that Congress work,” Martin said. “Coming to work late on Monday afternoon and leaving work early on Thursday afternoon is ridiculous.”
“We’re here today to demand that Congress do its work and get its work done on time on nominations and on spending,” Martin said. “If they haven’t passed all spending bills by the end of July they should cancel the August recess.”