(NewsReady.com) – Congress isn’t in session until at least May 4. Yet, the senators who are in DC are bickering during the chamber’s pro-forma sessions, causing major issues as Democrats hold up funding and other motions. That’s easy to do because a single member can block a measure from passing. Now President Donald Trump is calling lawmakers out for neglecting their duties.
Trump needs the Senate to get their act together. They have to confirm his nominees that’ll help him stabilize the US economy. On April 15, Trump said he’s considering adjourning Congress in order to keep things moving along.
WATCH: President Trump says he will use his constitutional authority to adjourn Congress and make recess appointments if they do not vote on his nominees.
"We need these people here. We need people for this crisis and we don't want to play any more political games." pic.twitter.com/bcb317lQjh
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) April 15, 2020
According to Article 2, Section 3 of the US Constitution, the president can, under extraordinary circumstances, adjourn Congress for a proper length of time if both chambers cannot resolve a disagreement.
So far, no president has ever adjourned Congress. In 2012, former President Barack Obama made recess appointments, but the Supreme Court deemed them invalid. The justices ruled he wasn’t allowed to make the appointments while the Senate was holding pro-forma sessions.
In the Rose Garden this week, Trump said that the Senate should vote on his nominees or should “formally adjourn so that I can make recess appointments.”
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