This week, Majority Leader McConnell announced that the Senate should plan to stay in session for the Senate’s traditional August recess. In his statement he said, “Senators should expect to remain in session in August to pass legislation, including appropriations bills, and to make additional progress on the president’s nominees.”
This is great news for those of us who don’t want to see Congress pass another spending bill like the Omnibus spending bill Congress passed in March. After cutting regulations and cutting taxes, the economy is doing so well, the New York Times ran out of words trying to describe how good the numbers were in the latest jobs report.
If Republicans can spend the summer cutting government spending by openly debating, amending, and passing appropriations bills, we can send a strong signal to voters that we truly are serious about draining the swamp. Several appropriations bills have already passed out of committee and are ready to go.
Things are moving in the right direction, but we will need to stay engaged to ensure we don’t end up with a last-minute spending bill written in secret and introduced with no time for debate or amendments.
If you agree that the Senate should get started on these spending bills right away, I hope you’ll join the thousands of other Americans who have signed my pledge to stop out-of-control spending bills.
I commit to keep you updated on the progress we’re making.