LOOP: Senate leader cancels August recess




SENATE TO WORK IN AUGUST  The  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told his Senate colleagues that the traditional August recess has been canceled and the Senate will be in session after all. The reason: To give the Senate enough time to end the backlog on judicial nominations. READ
IMPACT OF NO RECESS?  Another reason McConnell is cancelling the August recess? It keeps vulnerable Senate Democrats in Washington, instead of campaigning back home. Republicans hold 51 seats in the Senate, but only have to defend 9 seats this year. Democrats need two seats to win the majority, but have to defend 24 seats including 10 in states won by Trump in 2016. READ
MONTANA SENATE RACE  Montana State Auditor Matt Rosendale, a pro-life Catholic, won the Republican Senate primary. Rosendale, who was endorsed by CatholicVote, will face off against pro-abortion Sen. Jon Tester, D-MT, in NovemberREAD
COURT BATTLE   The limited decision in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case sets up an epic fight for the next Supreme Court vacancy. READ
SENATE VS. TARIFFS  For years, Congress has deferred its power over tariffs to the presidency — usually to help enact free trade legislation. But now that President Trump has used the law to levy tariffs, several Republican senators are considering a new proposal to make such tariffs subject to congressional approval.  READ
ENTITLEMENT PROBLEMS  Medicare will become insolvent in 2026, three years sooner than expected, according to a new government report. Social Security will become insolvent in 2034 — the same year that was projected last year. READ
PERSPECTIVE  Why being born without arms is just about the best thing that’s ever happened to me.  READ
SLAVE TO SAINT  Julia Greeley was a former slave who died 100 years this week. Now she is on a possible path to sainthood. Here’s a nice profile on her life from, of all places, The Washington Post.    READ
CATHOLIC SCOUTS  The Bishop of Fort Worth, Texas, has given his blessing to the Troops of Saint George, a Catholic alternative to the Boy Scouts of America.  READ
SAINT OF THE DAY  Saint Norbert founded the order with the most difficult name to pronounce and spell—Praemonstratensians. Perhaps that’s why they go by the name of Norbertines. But this order is anything but hard to appreciate when it comes to the work they do. They were very effective in converting heretics and reconciling enemies. READ
DAILY MASS READINGS  “To you, O Lord, I lift up my eyes.” (Ps 123:1)  READ
NEVER FORGET  On this day, 74 years ago…

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Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of CatholicVote.org, where he serves as Political Director. Mercer previously served as Washington Correspondent for the National Catholic Register and Chairman for Students for Life of America. He lives in Michigan with his wife and six children.

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