Alarmed by the stalemate on healthcare reform, lack of
progress on tax reform and appropriations bills that are far behind
schedule, Republican lawmakers across Congress are increasingly willing
to consider cancelling the month-long August recess.
Republican negotiators reported that they are not close to a deal on
healthcare reform and that scheduling a vote by July 4, which Senate
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has pushed, is likely unrealistic.
That impasse has held up work on a budget resolution, which is necessary to move tax reform and the annual appropriations bills.
Republicans vote on a budget resolution for 2018, it will wipe out the
special vehicle they plan to use to pass healthcare reform with a simple
majority vote — a vehicle that was set up by the budget resolution for
Lawmakers calculate there are only 45 legislative days until the end of the fiscal year, Sept. 30.
the party still sharply divided on health and tax reform, it looks
increasingly possible that Republican lawmakers will leave town in July
for a month-long break without any major accomplishments under their
“I think there’s a majority that probably supports being
here,” said Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.), referring to the possibility of
cancelling or cutting short the August recess.
He said GOP
lawmakers need to make progress on the budget and spending bills to
avoid a government shutdown scenario in September, as well as
progressing on tax reform.
Like the Democrats before then...USELESS TWITS! you have a MANDATE....get the Goddam Business DONE!