Sasse, Fischer praise decision to cut recess short
Washington, D.C —
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is cutting lawmakers' August recess short.
The work period will be delayed until the third week of the month.
Senator Ben Sasse released a statement Tuesday, praising the decision.
"Leader McConnell is right — Washington needs to take promises more seriously,” said Sasse. “For seven years, Republicans in the Senate promised to repeal Obamacare — and that’s exactly what we should do. The Senate should then be willing to work 6 days a week, 18 hours a day until we fulfill our promise of a replacement on healthcare. We need a replacement that protects the poorest and weakest among us, but also drives down costs for American families."
Senator Deb Fischer released a statement today as well saying:
“The Senate has work to do. As I mentioned on my Nebraska media call on June 29th, I am willing to stay in Washington through the month of August to address the extensive list of legislative items we need to accomplish. Nebraskans deserve to see results and I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues to deliver.”