U.S. Senator Cornyn – Calling on Sen. Schumer to “Quit wasting time” and do his job.

Senator Cornyn: “We had 45 days from Saturday to fund the government on an ongoing basis, and the Majority Leader has chosen to send the members of the Senate home for the next two weeks. The American people deserve better.”

WASHINGTON – Today on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) urged the Democrat Majority Leader to reverse his decision to recess the Senate this Wednesday evening for the next 12 days given Congress’ government funding deadline in mid-November. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video can be found here.

 “We had 45 days from Saturday to fund the government on an ongoing basis, and the Majority Leader has chosen to send the members of the Senate home for the next two weeks.”

 “It’s outrageous. It’s irresponsible. The American people deserve better.”

 McCarthy’s canceled a scheduled recess so the House can continue to process those bills. The Senate Majority Leader should take a few lessons from [him].”

 “There’s no excuse for burning two weeks out of the 45 days we just got last Saturday when there’s so much work to be done.” 

 “Senator Schumer will try to cast blame on House Republicans, but the facts speak for themselves.”

 “I hope the Majority Leader will quit wasting time and allow the Senators to do the work we were sent here to do.”

 Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, is a member of the Senate Finance, Intelligence, and Judiciary Committees.