A group of 10 Republican senators is calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to either shorten or just outright cancel their upcoming August recess.
These Republicans sent a letter to McConnell, and according to Politico, the effort is being led by Georgia Senator David Perdue with the purpose of trying to get more done:
Our current Senate calendar shows only 33 potential working days remaining before the end of the fiscal year. This does not appear to give us enough time to adequately address the issues that demand immediate attention. Therefore, we respectfully request that you consider truncating, if not completely foregoing, the scheduled August state work period, allowing us more time to complete our work.
The ten senators who signed the letter are Perdue, James Lankford, Joni Ernst, Mike Lee, Steve Daines, Luther Strange, John Kennedy, Mike Rounds, Dan Sullivan, and Thom Tillis.
In the letter [PDF], these senators tell McConnell that they want to deal with important issues like Obamacare, the debt limit, and tax reform in a timely manner.
Senator Ben Sasse separately sent a letter to President Trump about health care that suggests he call on Congress to “cancel the scheduled August state work period and instead to spend that month working through regular order, six days per week, writing a health reform package with a vote to be scheduled on Labor Day.”
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