Senate leader cancels most of August recess

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"All they need to do is put it on the floor and pass it, so we don't know why it's not getting done", Andrew Pallota, President of NYSUT, said. If it's not, they might as well force a vote with Democrats through the discharge petition, score the political points associated with posturing on the issue, and wait for the dynamics of Congress to change ― perhaps for Democrats to take the majority ― before lawmakers actually find a solution. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Sen.

"He doesn't support the legislation, he opposes it", Corker said.

The three groups launching the campaign: Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, Americans for Prosperity and the LIBRE Initiative, are urging the president to lift the recent tariffs on aluminium and steel imports as well as the proposed tariffs on other imports from China.

Corker, who plans to retire at the end of this year, joined with Pennsylvania Republican Pat Toomey to draft legislation that would allow Congress to review and approve tariffs that are based on national security concerns.

The nine senators joining Corker in the legislation include a mix of Republicans and Democrats, including fellow Tennessee Republican Lamar Alexander and North Dakota Democratic Sen. By passing this legislation, Congress can reassert its constitutional responsibility (Article 1, Section 8, Clauses 1 and 3) on trade and ensure Americans can keep buying affordable products and keep selling our goods overseas. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.

"Most certainly, I think it's still a possible thing to do, but it would mean the White House would have to take a leadership role, stepping forward and saying, 'This is what I will accept and this is what I will not accept.' That has not happened yet", said Republican Sen.

The Senate will now recess for one week in August instead of four, McConnell said. Lawmakers are wary of a trade war, he said, but 'we're not looking for a fight with the president'. "This modest proposal to clarify congressional prerogatives is welcome and long overdue".

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The movement to encourage more women to run for office was evident on the day after Mr Trump's inauguration, when the women's march on Washington drew the largest single-day protest crowd in USA history.

But while those far-right lawmakers look to blow up a compromise, there are some Republicans who believe they could potentially come up with a bill that would win broad support from Republicans and Democrats ― or at least the support of enough Democrats to get it through the House.

Corker is hoping to attach his bill as an amendment to an annual defense policy bill pending in the Senate.

It remains an open question where Democrats sit on the bill - which was still being finalized Tuesday evening.

The majority leader said Democrats have delayed action on numerous president's nominees, even though more Republican judicial nominations have been confirmed for federal benches than were confirmed for the past three administrations during the same period of time. Senate rules require at least a handful of Democratic votes to advance most legislation, given the Republicans' slim 51-49 member hold on the chamber.

The idea being pursued by Corker, Sen.

Several Democratic incumbents are locked in tough campaigns for re-election.