WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) issued the following statement this afternoon after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the traditional August recess will be canceled. Sen. Kennedy had previously joined his Republican Senate colleagues in sending a letter to the Majority Leader calling for August recess to be canceled. A copy of the letter is attached.
“As much as I love being out of Washington, D.C., and back in Louisiana, it’s time to get important work done,” said Sen. Kennedy. “Majority Leader McConnell made the right decision in canceling the August work period. We need to work nights, weekends and holidays to deliver the promises that were made to the American people. That starts with confirming the 264 nominees still waiting, passing all the appropriations bills and fixing the National Flood Insurance Program.”