Capitol Correspondence - 09.24.18

House Looking to Go on October Recess Earlier for Electoral Campaigns

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According to Politico Pro:

“With the Supreme Court drama dominating the headlines, House Republican leaders are quietly preparing to adjourn at the end of this week until after the midterm elections, giving rank-and-file GOP lawmakers nearly 40 days at home to try to save their endangered majority.

That is, if President Donald Trump doesn’t do something to derail their plans.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has made no official announcement on the schedule yet, but key Republican lawmakers and aides say they expect that this will be the last week the House is in session before Election Day.

‘That’s the plan,’ a senior House Republican leadership aide said. ‘Fingers crossed.’”