This could be . . . fun? . . . interesting? More to the point, it seems one of those bits that is either important or not:
The White House hopes the Senate will get spending bills done and curtail the nominations backlog before the August recess, but it is backing a call to cut down the break if needed to overcome delays in confirming President Donald Trump’s nominations.
Marc Short, the White House legislative affairs director, made that clear during an event on Capitol Hill Tuesday with conservative leaders, putting the onus on Democrats to move the process along.
“If we reach August and [they] still have not completed appropriations work or not confirmed our nominees, then of course we would like to see Congress stay in and do its work,” Short said.
“We think it’s not work for the administration,” Short said. “It’s work for the American people.”
Some manner of chortle goes here, but everything will either make better sense, later, or else not really matter at all. It’s like a punch line waiting for a setup.
Image note: Top — Detail of photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images. President Donald Trump. (Photo by Susan Walsh/AP Photo)
Lesniewski, Niels. “White House: No August Recess Until Appropriations, Nominations Done”. Roll Call. 8 May 2018.