Lankford’s Request to Delay August Recess Accepted by Senate Majority Leader

U.S. Senator James Lankford joined other Senators asking Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to delay the August recess so work could continue on important issues like healthcare reform and tax reform. McConnell announced the recess would be delayed until the third week of August if meaningful progress has not been made.

“I’m pleased that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has accepted my request to delay the August state work period to make progress on major legislative initiatives and confirm key executive branch officials,” said Lankford. “The people of Oklahoma have elected a Congress and a President to get things done on their behalf. There is still much to accomplish this year.”

McConnell said the Senate has much work to do in the next few weeks.

“Once the Senate completes its work on health care reform, we will turn to other important issues including the National Defense Authorization Act and the backlog of critical nominations that have been mindlessly stalled by Democrats. In order to provide more time to complete action on important legislative items and process nominees that have been stalled by a lack of cooperation from our friends across the aisle, the Senate will delay the start of the August recess until the third week of August.”

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