5 results for tag: MakeCongressWorkAgain


Fox News: Dear Republicans: To end Senate Democrats’ obstruction, make them talk, make them work, make them vote

Speaker Newt Gingrich was fond of saying “The Democrats are our adversaries.  The Senate is our enemy.”  The Senate has long been a frustration to the impatient warriors for change.  Its rules and culture are intentionally designed to be slow and deliberative, in contrast to the quick-moving partisan House. Today, Republicans have control over all the levers of power.  The White House, the House, the Senate, the Supreme Court, the state legislatures, and the governors -- they are all dominated by Republicans.  The conservative grassroots is rightfully expecting big things after years of promises.  And big things are happening.  The ...

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Perdue sends a message: Work comes before recess

If you don’t work, you really can’t take a break. That’s basically the message U.S. Sen. David Perdue is sending to Congress. He wants to see more of President Donald Trump’s nominees move through the confirmation pipeline and says there also needs to be some progress made on spending bills. Only then should Congress take its annual August recess. “We are willing to do whatever is necessary to get these confirmations done and debate funding bills now,” Perdue said at a press conference this past week. “We have 12 weeks left. We have 12 funding bills.” Perdue and several GOP colleagues made a similar push last summer and got ...

The Hill: Conservatives, White House pressure McConnell for longer Senate work hours

Conservatives are upping pressure on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to either keep the Senate in session longer during the week or delay the August recess in order to catch up on funding the government and confirming President Trump's nominees. Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.), White House legislative affairs director Marc Short and conservative outside groups joined forces on Tuesday to urge the Senate GOP leader to ramp up the chamber's work schedule. Short argued that Democrats are using nominations to eat up floor time and "not get to the Senate's business." "The only way to stop that is to actually force members to stay on weekends and ...

Breitbart News: U.S. Senate Takes Another Long Weekend, Clocks Out on Thursday Afternoon

Just two days after conservatives held a press conference on Capitol Hill to launch a #MakeCongressWorkAgain campaign to put a spotlight on the Republican-led Senate’s short work week and its failure to get business done, Senators closed up shop at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday. The Conservative Partnership Institute tweeted out the Senate’s notice: “Vote Alert. No More Votes. For the information of all Republican Senators, there will be no more roll call votes during this week’s session of the Senate.” “It’s 3:00 Thursday in DC, but for the Senate, it’s 5 o’clock Friday somewhere…” CPI said in its tweet, accompanied with the ...

Jenny Beth Martin: Congress needs to forgo recess to get more work done for Americans

Congress never allows its own bad behavior or lack of accomplishment to get in the way of its vacations and recesses. Isn’t it about time we addressed that? The dysfunctions within Congress are too numerous to explore here, but two of the most obvious examples are the broken confirmations and appropriations processes. Both of these examples of brokenness on Capitol Hill are greatly exacerbated by recesses. In the case of the broken confirmation process, consider this: President Trump has had far fewer nominees confirmed at this point in his administration than any of his four predecessor presidents. Despite the fact that Republicans control ...