The GOP majority-held Senate blocked President Donald J. Trump’s ability to make recess appointments on Thursday evening as Congress leaves for the August vacation.
According to reports, Senator Murkowski (R-AK), doing wrap up for the entire Senate, locked in nine “pro-forma” sessions — brief meetings that normally last roughly a minute.
This means the Senate will be in session every three business days throughout the August break.
Lawmakers were concerned he would fire Sessions and try to name his successor while Congress was out of town.
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