“We stand ready to break through the confirmation backlog and get the government funded before we break in August”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators John Kennedy (R-La.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Dan Sullivan (R-Ark.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) are asking Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to expedite floor consideration on funding bills and President Trump’s nominees, even if the Senate must work nights, weekends and through the August state work period to make substantial progress before the end of the fiscal year, Sept. 30.
“I’m ready to work nights and weekends to get the government funded. I’ll sleep when our work is done,” said Sen. Kennedy. “We shouldn’t jam the President – or the public – with a bad spending deal. We need to strengthen our military and rebuild our infrastructure. We need to get this done.”
The senators outlined their request in a letter sent to Leader McConnell on Thursday, May 10, 2018. View the full text of the letter here.