Mitch McConnell Cancels Senate’s August Recess

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., center, tells reporters he intends to cancel the traditional August recess to deal with backlogged tasks.

The majority leader blamed Democrats for slow-walking President Trump’s nominees. He also said the Senate will use the extra time to pass annual spending bills.

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