Jul 10, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Republican pressure builds to work through August recess

J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Republican National Committee chair Ronna Romney McDaniel tells Breitbart and Fox News that Congress should delay or cancel their August break until they've repealed and replaced the Affordable Care Act.

"Our voters are depending on them and that's part of why we were elected to lead and we need to get that done."

Why this matters: McDaniel joins a growing chorus of Republicans pushing leadership to work on critical legislation through the August break. David Perdue of Georgia is leading the charge in the Senate. He initiated a letter, co-signed by 9 colleagues, urging McConnell to consider forgoing the summer break so they can finish health care and deal with other urgent priorities like the budget and debt ceiling. Perdue and a number of colleagues will hold a press conference on his tomorrow, a source familiar tells me. Republicans in the House have their own letter and resolution to delay or forego the August break

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