Barrasso: Republicans Act to Get Senate Functioning As It Should

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, issued the following statement regarding Republican action today to end unprecedented Democrat obstruction of the president’s nominees and get the Senate functioning properly:

“Democrats have been abusing the rules of the Senate in order to stop, stall, and slow-walk President Trump’s well-qualified nominees. As a result, departments and agencies of the government that impact the lives of Americans remain significantly understaffed. Democrats’ endless obstruction deliberately wastes precious time that should be spent improving the lives of the American people. Today, action by Republican senators will end the Democrats’ partisan blockade and get the Senate back to functioning as it should.”