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McConnell cancels Senate's August recess
The Hill ^ | June 5, 2018 | Jordain Carney

Posted on 06/05/2018 10:43:46 AM PDT by jazusamo

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday that he will cancel the August recess, citing "historic obstruction" by Democrats.

“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," McConnell said in a statement.

He added that senators would stay in session "to pass legislation, including appropriations bills, and to make additional progress on the president’s nominees.”

The Senate had been expected to leave town on August 3 for a four-week break and not return to Washington until early September, after Labor Day.

But under McConnell's new plan, senators are expected to be out of town for the week of August 6. They will then return to Washington and remain in session for the rest of the month.

Here is McConnell's full statement.

“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.”


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: 115th; augustrecess; cancelled; kentucky; mcconnell; mitchmcconnell; recess; senate; ussenate
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1 posted on 06/05/2018 10:43:47 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Did B!tch take a few drinks?


2 posted on 06/05/2018 10:45:09 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: jazusamo

Watch the Dems scream that they can’t campaign!


3 posted on 06/05/2018 10:45:15 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: LRoggy

Yep, they’ll scream like castrated hogs.


4 posted on 06/05/2018 10:46:27 AM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: jazusamo

Well this should be fun. Any recourse if they leave anyway?


5 posted on 06/05/2018 10:46:56 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: LRoggy
Watch the Dems scream that they can’t campaign!

It would probably do some of them some good.

6 posted on 06/05/2018 10:47:30 AM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: jazusamo

They ought to be forced to work three shifts, seven days a week, to get the nominees through.

Finally, the head comes out of the shell!!


7 posted on 06/05/2018 10:48:09 AM PDT by Bartholomew Roberts
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To: jazusamo

If they are all in town, they will be easy to arrest.


8 posted on 06/05/2018 10:48:22 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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and to make additional progress on the president’s nominees.”

Hey Mitch....get off the family shipping news and remove the 30 hour debate rule for nominees.

9 posted on 06/05/2018 10:50:30 AM PDT by spokeshave2 (Formerly as spokeshave...now restarted after computer issues.)
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To: SERKIT

I like your thinking.


10 posted on 06/05/2018 10:52:06 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: JudyinCanada

Well I suppose it would make things easier without the dems there. Even 0bamacare full repeal could happen!


11 posted on 06/05/2018 10:53:04 AM PDT by Principled (No one will conquer America, from within or without, until its citizenry are disarmed.)
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McConnell cancels Senate's August recess

Mitch McConJob the Rino must be feeling the pressure from the great folks in this great country of ours.

Smerkula is an obstructionist to the highest degree plus he is a terrible leader of the Senate minority. Smerkula we can plainly see that you are a far left Rat minority leader going nowhere.

Pelousy will not be a minority leader of the People's house next term.

Miss Pelousy is suffering from disillusion!

Also, I love it when the right arm of the Rat party goes into hysteria. it could not have happened to such a nicer bunch of guys like the right arm of the Rat party.

12 posted on 06/05/2018 10:53:19 AM PDT by TheConservativeTejano
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If they are all in town, they will be easy to arrest.

arrest...?


13 posted on 06/05/2018 10:53:22 AM PDT by spokeshave2 (Formerly as spokeshave...now restarted after computer issues.)
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To: jazusamo
Trump says get back to work. No vactions. You jackasses only work 3 days a week.

Trump wins again.

14 posted on 06/05/2018 10:54:15 AM PDT by conservative98
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To: vette6387

Yeah, it makes me wonder what he is up to.


15 posted on 06/05/2018 10:54:16 AM PDT by rdl6989
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To: jazusamo

I have occasionally been critical of McConnell but here I must applaud the man.There is another reason that nothing gets done,though. and he should address that. It is called the filibusterer. I was reading my old tattered constitution just last night and lo and behold. there is nothing permitting 60 votes to pass our laws in the constitution. Just go with 51 votes and you could have taken your extravagant taxpayer paid vacation all of August!!


16 posted on 06/05/2018 10:54:22 AM PDT by raiderboy (" we’ll close down the country because we need border" DJT NOW !!)
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To: JudyinCanada

The US Senate has arrested senators and brought them to the Senate floor to achieve a quorum to do business. The last time was Sen. Robert Packwood in 1988.

A Senate quorum is 51 members.


17 posted on 06/05/2018 10:54:36 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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MAGA!

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18 posted on 06/05/2018 10:54:54 AM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: Bartholomew Roberts

Partner, many thanks for your reply. We completely agree on your statement.

19 posted on 06/05/2018 10:55:02 AM PDT by TheConservativeTejano
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To: jazusamo

Got to give credit when it is due. Thank you McConnell.


20 posted on 06/05/2018 10:55:36 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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