REPORT: GOP considers canceling August recess to actually get something done

The GOP has gone nearly 6 months with having a Republican House, Senate AND Presidency, yet they still can’t come together to work things out. President Trump desperately needs help from them, but they have been so incredibly slow to act.

Now, it finally appears they’re going to do something RIGHT. According to The Hill, Republican lawmakers across Congress are considering to consider canceling the month-long August recess.

Here’s more from The Hill:

“Senate Republican negotiators reported that they are not close to a deal on healthcare reform and that scheduling a vote by July 4, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has pushed, is likely unrealistic.

That impasse has held up work on a budget resolution, which is necessary to move tax reform and the annual appropriations bills.

Once Republicans vote on a budget resolution for 2018, it will wipe out the special vehicle they plan to use to pass healthcare reform with a simple majority vote — a vehicle that was set up by the budget resolution for 2017.

Lawmakers calculate there are only 45 legislative days until the end of the fiscal year, on Sept. 30.

With the party still sharply divided on healthcare and tax reform, it looks increasingly possible that Republican lawmakers will leave town in July for a monthlong break without any major accomplishments under their belts.

“I think there’s a majority that probably supports being here,” said Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.), referring to the possibility of canceling or cutting short the August recess.”

Is this the right move? Should the GOP cancel the August recess to finally get something done? WE THINK SO!


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