Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is canceling the August recess Congress usually takes.
McConnell cited “historic obstruction” from the Democrats during his announcement.
Some on the left worry that vulnerable Dem Senators facing difficult re-election fights may be hurt by the move, hindering their ability to campaign and raise money.
According to The Hill:
“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 Aug. 3 for a four-week break and not return to Washington until early September, after Labor Day.”