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Summer Slowdown: Effect June and Work Load

summer slowdown: Another summer, another heavy work load, tweeted Sen, according to Vancouver Courier. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, as he pushed to confirm nominations. Tensions are running particularly high as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is threatening to cancel the traditional August recess as he fights Democratic opposition to GOP priorities in a show of busy-work before the midterm election.article continues below Trending Stories Minimum wage increases go into effect June 1 across B.C. Protests against demovictions expected to ramp up in Burnaby It's shaping up to be far from the typical summer slowdown when legislating usually makes way for campaigning. NOW is the time to vote on Fridays even wknds! . The Senate often is not in session on Fridays. Topping the agenda is passage of the annual defence bill, which includes pay raises for the troops. Congress faces a few should-do items in the weeks ahead. ( As reported in the news.