House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is sacrificing vulnerable House members who need the August recess to campaign in their district by pulling them back to Washington roughly a month early to advance their swampy partisan agenda items.
Pelosi’s hopes of keeping the wafer-thin House majority are losing major traction. The most vulnerable members usually use the majority of their time during recess to campaign, fundraise, and meet with constituents.
However, it looks like their time will be cut short to pass their budget resolution for the so-called infrastructure bill. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) issued a “Dear Colleague” telling members the recess has been cut short and will need to return to Washington in two weeks and will stay until their “business” is finished.
Hoyer wrote: For your scheduling purposes, assuming that the Senate does, in fact, complete work on a budget resolution, the House will return to session on the evening of August 23 to consider that budget resolution and will remain in session until our business for the week is concluded.
The members were originally supposed to return on September 20. But, Tuesday night, the 19 Senate Republicans gave in to the Democrats, and the Senate passed H.R. 3684, the so-called infrastructure bill by a 69-30 margin.- READ MORE