WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning, the U.S. Senate announced it would shorten the planned Independence Day recess by four days, agreeing to return to Washington after July 4 and stay in session until it resolves the current debt crisis.
“Today is a triumph of common sense in Washington, D.C., and that is no small feat,” stated No Labels Founding Leader Kiki McLean. “No Labels has been carrying this message forward for a month now, and the American people are breathing a sigh of relief that the Senate has finally decided to listen.”
In fact, a recent No Labels poll showed 8 in 10 Americans agreed that Congress should not recess before reaching a deal on the current debt crisis.
“This is the time for a pat on the back, but not a celebration,” added No Labels Founding Leader David Walker. “The House is in the middle of an 11-day break right now. They have another 9-day hiatus planned for mid-July. No Labels will continue to call on Congress to skip their vacations until they find a solution.”
No Labels is a national citizens' movement of Independents, Democrats, and Republicans that urges bipartisan cooperation in the interest of common sense solutions.
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