McConnell Bows to Conservative Pressure on August Recess, Yet Still Not Working Nights or WeekendsMake Congress Work — Wednesday, June 6, 2018
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 new Trump-esque slogan, #MakeCongressWorkAgain, and held press conferences with conservative groups and other GOP senators to tout the campaign. The effort was buttressed by the president himself, who tweeted his support and vowed not to sign any massive, late-coming spending packages that have become commonplace over the last 20 years.
“We should not go home until we have completed our work,” the first-term Republican and Trump ally said. “We should be working nights and weekends now to get the results the American people sent us here to deliver.”