Do-Nothing GOP Senate Blocks Trump From Recess Appointments While They Are Away Until September
President Donald Trump won the November 8, 2016 election in an electoral landslide.
President Trump captured several states that have not voted Republican in decades.
Riding on his coattails the Republican Party also won back the House of Representatives and won a majority in the US Senate.
In December 2016 Speaker Paul Ryan spoke about how he would help the new president push through his agenda.
The new Republican president wanted to pass tax cuts, repeal Obamacare and build a border wall.
But nothing happened.
On March 8, 2017 Speaker Paul Ryan told Tucker Carlson Congress had a 200 day play to guarantee the president’s agenda would be passed.
Paul Ryan’s 200 day plan will run out on August 7th.
Nothing has happened.
And Congress will be on break when the 200 day promise flies by.
Congress is taking August off work – the entire month.
Congress has 12 days of work scheduled from today until the end of September.
Today the GOP Do-Nothing Senate went on break until September.
The GOP Senate failed to confirm over 100 Trump nominations over the past six months.
Today they took vacation until September.
But before they left they passed legislation to block President Trump from recess appointments.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), doing wrap up for the entire Senate, locked in nine “pro-forma” sessions — brief meetings that normally last roughly a minute.
The move, which requires the agreement of every senator, means the Senate will be in session every three business days throughout the August recess.
The Senate left D.C. on Thursday evening with most lawmakers not expected to return to Washington until after Labor Day.
Senators were scheduled to be in town through next week, but staffers and senators predicted they would wrap up a few remaining agenda items and leave Washington early.