US Senate delays August recess

Source: US News & World Report

“Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that Senate would remain in session for an extra two weeks in order to tackle the growing list of critical items on the to-do list, as well as give his conference more time in their effort to reach a compromise on health care. … Senate Republican leaders have been laboring over legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, for more than a month, since the House managed to push through a bill that eked out a majority but was considered dead-on-arrival in the upper chamber. After delaying plans to hold a vote before the July 4th recess, McConnell told reporters on Tuesday that a revamped version of the legislation would be unveiled on Thursday, with a score expected from the Congressional Budget Office early next week. If that schedule remains in place, the first test votes on a bill that remains deeply divisive within the GOP conference will be held at the end of next week.” (07/11/17)