Georgia U.S. Senator David Perdue is siding with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after McConnell opted to cancel the Senate's August recess Tuesday.
Perdue has lead the push with 15 other senators to expedite the floor consideration of funding bills and nominees in order to make more progress before September 30, Perdue's office said in a press release.
“Senate Republicans have accomplished a great deal this year, but more needs to be done. That’s why it is encouraging that Leader McConnell took our concerns into consideration. We still have 271 nominations to confirm, and we must complete the appropriations process before the end of the fiscal year on September 30," said Perdue.
"President Trump was clear when he said he will not sign another last-minute omnibus spending bill again. We should not go home until we have completed our work. It is important to remember that simply canceling the August state work period is not the goal. We should be working nights and weekends now to get the results the American people sent us here to deliver.”
Perdue and the senators sent a letter to McConnell on May 10, requesting the expedition.