Thune, left, says the August recess message is that a GOP majority matters. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Republican senators were sent home for August recess with a pocket card printed with a simple message.
“When Republicans took control of the Senate, we promised to get the Senate working again,” the card reads. “We are keeping our promise.”
The card lists an assortment of legislation passed in the Senate, from long-term highway and education reauthorizations to the anti-human trafficking bill. Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, the chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, leads the operation that produces the materials for the August recess.