U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell canceled the Senate's traditional August recess, citing Democrats' "historic obstruction" to pass legislation.
"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 Tuesday statement.
"Senators should expect to remain in session in August to pass legislation, including appropriations bills, and to make additional progress on the president’s nominees."
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