A delegation of leading senators are calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) to cancel Congress's summer break if "meaningful progress" is not made on several pressing legislative issues, including health care reform, funding the federal government, and fixing the U.S. tax code, according to a letter.
The senators, all Republicans, warn that Congress has only 33 working days remaining in the fiscal year to deal with a range of pressing issues.
"This does not appear to give us enough time to adequately address the issues that demand immediate attention," write the senators, including David Perdue (R., Ga.), Mike Lee (R., Utah), Thom Tillis (R., N.C.), and several others. "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 want to make progress on at least five pressing legislative issues....