McConnell said Democratic "obstructionism" necessitates the need for additional time to allow the Senate to take action on issues such as confirming remaining presidential appointments, addressing the debt ceiling, reauthorizing the National Defense Act and - perhaps most notably- tackling health care reform.
Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have floated the idea of working with Democrats on a bill to shore up insurance markets if the BCRA fails to earn consensus among members of the party.
The Senate will now remain at work through the week of August 7.
Shortly after the news conference, McConnell announced a two-week delay in the August recess.
Perdue said his proposal should not be seen as a way to avoid town halls, which many lawmakers tend to hold in August, and constituents angry about the GOP's health care overhaul. There are now 52 Republicans in the Senate and 50 need to support it to pass.
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Comey testified that he considered the memos personal, not governmental, documents, and that they contained unclassified information.
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Bedford Police said they are monitoring the situation but that there is "no danger to the community at this time". The base is home to the 66th Medical Squadron and is one of five centers under the Air Force Materiel Command.
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In 2018, Nintendo plans to begin charging an annual fee of $19.99 United States dollars (about $24 CAD) to play games online. You can have your handheld sensitivity differ from your docked, giving you complete control over how you like to play.
As Senators returned for work in Washington after a week off, Trump challenged fellow Republicans to make good on their signature campaign promise: repeal and replace "Obamacare", the reforms of his White House predecessor.
With Republican senators failing to come to an agreement regarding several aspects of their Obamacare replacement plan, it's starting to look like bipartisanship may be the most realistic option.
Democrats call the Republican legislation a giveaway to the rich that would hurt millions of the most vulnerable Americans.
"The Senate will delay the start of August recess until the third week of August", Xinhua quoted McConnell as saying in a statement on Tuesday.
Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley made the comment Tuesday as party leaders were strategizing for a vote on their legislation next week.
Grassley, first elected in 1980, said that Republicans have been promising for years to repeal Obama's 2010 statute and said, "There are consequences if you don't deliver on election promises, and there ought to be".