Republican senators have joined the call to get leaders of the GOP-controlled Congress to cancel members’ August recess so they can stay in Washington to fix the country’s health care system and address other key issues, including passing a budget before the end of the fiscal year when the federal government technically runs out of money.
“Our current Senate calendar shows only 33 potential working days remaining before the end of the fiscal year,” nine GOP senators said in a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
“This does not appear to give us enough time to adequately address the issues that demand immediate attention. Therefore, we respectfully request that you consider truncating, if not completely foregoing, the scheduled August state work period, allowing us more time to complete our work.”
The senators said they are united toward working “with a sense of urgency to deliver conservative solutions for pressing legislative issues” and cited five “imperatives” to be accomplished by year’s end.
Originally published by Fox News.