As we look ahead to the next week, there are several calls to action:
Even thought the Senate is planning to truncate its August recess, we need to keep the pressure up so the Senate actually does its work during this extended time in Washington. Additionally, we need to make sure the House of Representatives does its work on the appropriations bills before breaking for August recess. If you have not done so already, please sign our pledge and join our Make Congress Work Again Coalition.
Congress has a responsibility to pass the spending bills necessary to fund the government’s functions, and the Senate must get caught up on its job of confirming President Trump’s vital nominees to the judiciary and the executive branch. These are basic duties of Congress. We are encouraged that the Senate is planning to shorten the August recess, but that alone is not enough. We also need to make sure that August is a productive month for Congress!