"Due to the historic obstruction by Senate Democrats of the president's nominees, and the goal of passing appropriations bills prior to the end of the fiscal year, the August recess has been canceled", McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, said in a released statement, with an exception for the first week of the month.
Corker, a Tennessee Republican and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he and the president had a lengthy, "heartfelt" conversation about the legislation.
"I'm all for cooperation, but if you look at the amount of work that we have to do, it's inconceivable to me that we can't use these weeks", said McConnell.
McConnell told host Laura Ingraham that the Senate would not pass any immigration bill unless President Donald Trump was OK with it and willing to sign it. It also hinders Democrats in the Senate from campaigning for reelection during the four-week break.
And of course, the month of August will be well spent if it means more judicial nominations are confirmed and more judges seated. If lawmakers have to be in Washington to vote in August, that's less time those up for re-election - particularly the 10 Democrats up in states President Trump won in 2016 - are home talking to voters.
Senators may be stuck in Washington in August but don't expect the House to follow suit.
Only one Republican incumbent, Senator Dean Heller of Nevada, faces a similar dilemma.
Republicans are working with a narrow 51-49 majority as Sen.
Speaking to reporters, Nelson says McConnell's real intent is to block Democrats in competitive elections from hitting the campaign trail.
"The Senate can't walk and chew gum at the same time", Lankford said.
"If the Senate is in session", Casey said Monday, "then I hope the Majority Leader would schedule votes on substantial issues, like infrastructure funding, measures to fight the opioid crisis and legislation to bring down the cost of health care, which keeps going up because of Republican sabotage".
"We Democrats welcome this additional time because it gives us the opportunity to address an issue that's on the top of the mind of so numerous American people and one that the Republicans have badly mishandled up to this point - health care", Schumer said.
A bipartisan group of US senators, led by Sen.
The truth is a bit more complicated, but Democrats have used tactics to stall some of Trump's selections. John Boozman, a Republican from Rogers.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is accusing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of pushing the legislative agenda even further down the congressional calendar.
West Virginia's Democratic Sen.
Soon after the defeat, Senate Republicans adjourned the session until Monday afternoon, June 4.Hochul said, "We are simply trying to say: allow this body to vote on bills that are important to the people of NY".
Corker won't say how many people officially back his plan, but many Republicans say they are anxious about the tariffs Trump announced.
Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader, said Corker's legislation could get some Democratic support.
The shift to health care is a notable strategy Democrats are hoping to capitalize on as they gear up for November's midterm elections - by reminding American voters that Republicans are "deliberately sabotaging" the health care system, as Schumer put it in his letter to McConnell.