Congressman Mark Meadows

Representing the 11th District of North Carolina


Freedom Caucus Statement on Senate Postponing August Recess

Jul 11, 2017
Press Release


Washington, D.C.— Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the Senate will stay in session for part of the August recess to continue to work on health care and other items. The Freedom Caucus first called in June for Congress to work through the August recess. The Freedom Caucus released the following statement:

“We applaud Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s decision to keep the Senate in session in August to accomplish the important work of the American people. We call on House leadership to do the same. There are too many unresolved issues before Congress including tax reform, health care, the debt ceiling, government funding, and more to leave Washington before the people’s work is done. It is imperative that the additional weeks are coupled with decisive action.”

Mission statement of the House Freedom Caucus:

“The House Freedom Caucus gives a voice to countless Americans who feel that Washington does not represent them. We support open, accountable and limited government, the Constitution and the rule of law, and policies that promote the liberty, safety, and prosperity of all Americans.”