McConnell Nixes Part Of Senate Vacation To Deal With Backlog

McConnell nixes part of Senate vacation to deal with backlog

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Tuesday canceled the first two weeks of the usually sacrosanct August recess to give lawmakers time to catch up on a roster of unfinished legislation and a backlog of Trump administration nominees.The announcement by McConnell came as Republicans controlling the Senate continue to struggle with legislation to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law. He vowed to wrap up that legislation next week but a number of neglected items have been left in health care’s wake as that bill has been repeatedly delayed.Little progress has been made on other legislation, and the Kentucky …

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