House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said the Republican party will suffer in the midterms as a result of their tax overhaul bill.
Republican House leadership is confident they have the votes to pass a four-bill “minibus” spending package before heading out for the August recess. They’re slated to leave town Friday, July 28. The minibus includes Defense, Energy-Water, Legislative Branch and Military Construction-VA funding (66 percent of discretionary spending for the government), as well as funding for a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, according to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. See the video for more details on the House’s busy week.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the Senate would postpone its August recess by two weeks. The postponement comes as Republicans in the Senate are working on their bill that would repeal and replace the 2010 health care law. See the video for McConnell’s announcement, as well as Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer’s response.