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Sasse, Fischer issue statements on State Work Period Delay

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Posted at 1:47 PM, Jul 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-11 15:57:18-04

U.S. Senators Ben Sasse and Deb Fischer each issued statements Tuesday agreeing with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's decision to delay the August State Work Period until the third week of the month. 

At the end of June, Sasse sent a letter to President Trump outlining a similar plan

Here is Sasse's statement: 

"Leader McConnell is right — Washington needs to take promises more seriously,” said Sasse. “For seven years, Republicans in the Senate promised to repeal Obamacare — and that’s exactly what we should do. The Senate should then be willing to work 6 days a week, 18 hours a day until we fulfill our promise of a replacement on healthcare. We need a replacement that protects the poorest and weakest among us, but also drives down costs for American families."

Senator Fischer said also agreed with the decision, but didn't specifically mention health care like her fellow Republican. 

“The Senate has work to do. As I mentioned on my Nebraska media call on June 29th, I am willing to stay in Washington through the month of August to address the extensive list of legislative items we need to accomplish," she said in a statement. "Nebraskans deserve to see results and I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues to deliver.”