Kevin McCarthy Criticizes Mitch Mcconnell's Decision to Cancel Senate's August Recess

Faith Castro
June 10, 2018

"He's a terrific leader", said Utah Republican Sen.

As president, Donald Trump has insulted U.S. allies and top Republicans, threatened nuclear war on Twitter, shared top-secret intelligence with Russian Federation, and pushed immigration policies that are ripping apart families and damaging the US's image overseas.

Americans have complained for years about the do-nothing politicians in Congress. Obstructionism has dogged any substantial work for close to a decade as our elected officials spend more time arguing across the aisle than crafting useful legislation.

"We had an agreement", Stewart-Cousins said, "... that we would present the amendment". "I also know the vast majority of our caucus would agree with this".

"The implications of these tariffs are significant - on our own producers and businesses because of retaliatory tariffs we're now seeing and on our relationships with our allies who could use the same claims of national security to impose tariffs on us", Heitkamp said.

Congress has the authority in the Constitution to oversee trade.

Corker pitched the proposal to his fellow Republicans during their weekly policy luncheon on Tuesday.

The president cited section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, which gives the president the power to determine whether or not an import is threatening national security.

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell is defending his decision to cancel his chamber's August recess.

"I want the Senate to take up those 500 bills that are sitting there that passed in the House and get those through", said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. White House revises spending "claw back" proposal McConnell open to amendment pushing back on Trump tariffs MORE (R-Tenn.), McConnell added: "We're not going to be passing that in the Senate".

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The Senate is scheduled to vote on the bill later this month, giving Corker a short window to rally votes.

The Colorado Republican, who is chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said ahead of Tuesday's Republican Conference lunch that he was not anticipating much of a break around Labor Day.

"Another summer, another heavy work load, " tweeted Senator Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, as he pushed to confirm nominations.

May says she and Trump plan to discuss the issue at the G7 summit in Canada later this week.

"From the standpoint from agriculture, what can happen if the president fails, yes I'm very nervous myself", Grassley said. "Finally, a lot of time had gone by, and I had other meetings".

Speaking to reporters, Nelson says McConnell's real intent is to block Democrats in competitive elections from hitting the campaign trail.

The Senate must still pass its version of the bill and the two versions must be reconciled before a final compromise bill can come up for a vote in both the House and Senate later this year. And this in no way takes away his negotiating ability.

But not every Republican who worries about the tariffs is willing to back the long-shot plan. "Then we can finish the business of the people, which is what everyone in the state would like to see occur", she said.

"There's one more thing we can do with 50 votes", Alexander said.

But McConnell said he would potentially allow the NDAA to be used to push it through. "Congress has shared our responsibility when it comes to trade with the executive branch over the last couple of decades, and I think that's something that we need to reevaluate, " he said on CBS's "Face the Nation". "The only way to win it is not to fight". She said that she and other female legislators felt that Republicans were trying to intimidate Ms. Hochul. "He makes the anti-Trump argument himself".

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