Charisma Caucus

Mitch McConnell: Senate Will Keep Working Through First 2 Weeks of August

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has told fellow Senate Republicans to plan to skip the first two weeks of their traditional August recess while they work on several issues, including a health care bill. (Reuters photo)

According to several news outlets, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has told Republicans that the Senate will skip the first two weeks of its traditional August recess to keep working on a health care bill.

POLITICO first reported the news Tuesday afternoon, quoting sources who attended a Senate GOP lunch earlier in the day. This would suggest President Donald Trump and other Republican leaders had succeeded in convincing a majority of their colleagues to keep working to get a bill passed before returning to their constituencies.

In addition to the health care bill, the Senate also faces a looming debt limit vote and the need to pass a budget by the end of September or face a government shutdown. All three issues are deeply intertwined, and Democrat obstruction on presidential appointments is only making matters worse for Republicans.

McConnell has not yet officially confirmed the news of the partial recess cancellation publicly.

To contact us or to submit an article, click here.

Get Charisma's best content delivered right to your inbox! Never miss a big news story again. Click here to subscribe to the Charisma News newsletter.

Five ways to deepen your relationship with God, increase your faith and save money!

  • Deepen Your Relationship with God with a FREE eCourse: Click Here to view all of our free e-Courses. Favorite topics include Fear, Forgiveness, Holy Spirit, Supernatural, and How to Hear God.
  • Super Discounts and Close-Out Specials: Click Here to view all our bundles and close-out specials and save up to 86%! Prayer, Holy Spirit, Anointing, the Supernatural and more.
  • God Wants to Anoint Women Now: Rise up and enter the anointing of Deborah, Anna, Esther, Ruth and Hannah. You were called to go higher. Click Here to learn more.
  • Change Your Atmosphere and Circumstances Through Prayer! John Eckhardt's prayer bundle gives you six powerful books to help you pray and change any situation. Click Here.
  • HUGE Bible Sale!: Click Here to save up to 50% off a great selection of Bibles. Plus, get a free gift with each order!

Subscription Special: Subscribe to Charisma for Only $24.97 and get a free gift. With your subscription, you'll receive Born For Significance by best-selling author Bill Johnson. View Offer

Attention Pastors and Leaders: Leadership training and development are crucial for success. Enroll in a FREE 1-hour leadership mini-course by Dr. Mark Rutland. View Details

Charisma News - Informing believers with news from a Spirit-filled perspective