Senate delays recess by 2 weeks, gains time for BCRA vote

The Senate is delaying its next recess until August 14, an adjustment that will give the Republican Party more time to bridge schisms between moderates and conservatives regarding the latest healthcare replacement bill.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced Tuesday that the recess will begin mid-August versus end of July, according to The Hill. He said the delay will give Senators time to pass a defense bill and a "backlog" of nominations.

Earlier on Tuesday, Mr. McConnell held a briefing during the Senate's weekly GOP lunch to inform rank and file members of the latest changes to the Better Care Reconciliation Act. GOP leaders plan to reveal the modified bill later this week, around the same time they hope to receive a new score from the Congressional Budget Office.

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