— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) August 4, 2017
This guy, fersure!
Trump, about to head on vacation, tells Congress to go back to work on repeal-and-replace. "We'll get it. We'll get it, folks," he says.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 3, 2017
— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) August 3, 2017
Per the Washington Post, “Recess just started for Congress, and it’s not going to be much fun for Republicans”:
The Senate left town for the rest of the summer Thursday, bringing a historically unproductive period of governance to a close for Republicans, who failed to produce any major legislative achievements despite controlling Congress and the White House…
By their own accounts, Republicans have failed to enact the ambitious agenda they embarked upon when Trump and the GOP majorities swept into power in January. The president has fallen well short of the legislative pace his two predecessors set in their first six months on the job.
The lack of a signature accomplishment Republican lawmakers can highlight at home this month has given rise to a new level of finger-pointing and soul-searching in a party that stood triumphant eight months ago after winning back full control of the federal government…
On Thursday, Trump took another parting shot at lawmakers for failing to pass a health-care bill. “Our relationship with Russia is at an all-time & very dangerous low. You can thank Congress, the same people that can’t even give us HCare!” he tweeted, a day after he grudgingly signed an international sanctions bill that the Senate passed 98 to 2…
The Senate will hold some pro-forma sessions throughout August and early September. Democrats had expressed concerns that Trump might try to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions while lawmakers are away if they did not hold such gatherings. But there will be no more roll-call votes in the Senate until Sept. 5….
Apart from standing well clear of the exits, what’s on the agenda as we wrap up another busy week?