Congressman Ted Yoho

Representing the 3rd District of Florida
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Yoho Statement on Senate Postponing August Recess

Jul 11, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) released the following statement after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the Senate will postpone a part of August recess to continue to work on health care and other items. Congressman Yoho first called for Congress to work through the August recess back in Feburary.

“Today’s announcement by Leader McConnell, to postpone a portion of August recess, is the right thing to do. I spoke of doing this back in February. Last month, I joined my colleagues in the House and on the Freedom Caucus, asking House and Senate leadership to cancel August recess entirely. Canceling recess is what needs to be done so we can continue working on the important issues affecting the American people.

“I commend Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s decision to keep the Senate in session. It is my hope that our House leadership will follow suit. The myriad of issues before Congress like tax reform, health care, the debt ceiling, government funding, and more need our full attention. We should not leave Washington till our work is done; the American people deserve better.”