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Sen. McConnell Accepts Sen. Lankford's Request To Delay August Recess

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced he will delay the start of the August state work period, after a group of Senators, including Senator James Lankford (R-OK) asked him to cancel or shorten the recess. 

6/30/17 Related Story: Lankford To Request Cancellation Of August Recess 

McConnell said he would delay the recess until the third week of August if meaningful progress had not been made on several pressing issues in Congress, including health care, defense authorization, and budget issues. 

I’m pleased that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has accepted my request to delay the August state work period to make progress on major legislative initiatives and confirm key executive branch officials,” said Lankford. “The people of Oklahoma have elected a Congress and a President to get things done on their behalf. There is still much to accomplish this year.”

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