Trump challenges Congress: Get spending done or skip August recess

Make Congress Work — 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 in history. Democrats are doing everything possible to obstruct, all they know how to do. STAY!”

Congress faces an end-of-September deadline to pass another funding bill or risk a third government shutdown this year.

Conservative leaders last week made a similar push to put pressure on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to keep Senate in session longer during the week or to delay the August recess in order to catch up on funding demands and confirming Trump’s nominees.

According to White House data, Trump has sent 774 nominations to the Senate, with 459 being confirmed so far.