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McConnell Pushes Back Start of Senate Recess

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By    |   Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017 02:13 PM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday decided to delay the August recess to give Republicans more time to tackle healthcare reform.

The second-hottest legislative topic coming out of Capitol Hill was whether to cancel August recess, and that drumbeat continued Tuesday with a host of GOP senators again urging McConnell to do just that.

"What we are running out of is time," Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska said, the Washington Examiner reported. "We can create more time. We can do that. What should be more sacred, in our view, is getting things done."

The pleas to cancel come on the heels of a letter a group of Senators — spearheaded by Sen. David Perdue and including Sullivan — sent in June to McConnell.

It also adds to the din from RNC chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel who has called for no recess, President Donald Trump himself, and Sen. Ted Cruz, who Tuesday said it would be crazy to go into recess without repealing Obamacare.

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