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Senate Stays in Pro-Forma Session – Blocking Trump Recess Appointments as Lawmakers Leave D.C.

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Published on: August 6, 2017

The Republican controlled Senate is betraying the people, the party, the President. We need a national movement to purge the traitors.

SENATE STAYS IN PRO-FORMA SESSION, BLOCKING TRUMP RECESS APPOINTMENTS AS LAWMAKERS LEAVE D.C.

August 4, 2017, Breitbart:

The Senate has unanimously decided to meet “pro-forma” over the remainder of the August recess, preventing President Donald Trump from making recess appointments.

This approach was also used by the Republican controlled Senate during the Barack Obama administration to prevent recess appointments, including a Supreme Court nomination for the seat vacated by the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

But now with a GOP Senate and a Republican president in the White House, the tactic seems out of place, including the procedure being put in place by a Republican lawmaker.

“Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), doing wrap up for the entire Senate, locked in nine ‘pro-forma’ sessions — brief meetings that normally last roughly a minute,” The Hill reported on Thursday.

The action requires unanimous approval by the Senate and allows the Senate to be “in session” every three business days throughout the August recess, according to The Hill.

Lawmakers aren’t expected to actually be in session and conduct legislative business until after Labor Day.

But an aide for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) denied any ulterior motive, according to The Hill.

“So to meet our constitutional requirement of meeting every few days, we’re doing pro formas,” the aide said. “We didn’t do it to block Trump.”

Under Article One of the Constitution “neither House, during the session of Congress, shall, without the consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days,” and the House is also currently holding pro-forma sessions, the Hill reported.

Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller

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