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Conservatives are upping the pressure on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to either keep the Senate in session longer during the week or delay the August recess in order to catch up on funding the government and confirming President Trump’s nominees.

Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.), White House legislative affairs director Marc Short and conservative outside groups joined forces on Tuesday to urge the Senate GOP leader to ramp up the chamber’s work schedule.

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Short argued that Democrats are using nominations to eat up floor time and “not get to the Senate’s business.”

“The only way to stop that is to actually force members to stay on weekends and to stay during the summer months,” he said.

Pressed on whether the White House was endorsing Republicans delaying or canceling the August recess, Short added: “If we reach August, and we still have not completed the appropriations work and not confirmed our nominees then of course we would like to see the Congress stay here.”

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