U.S. Senator Ben Sasse released the following statement after it was announced that the Senate would remain in session for the majority of August. Last month in a letter to Majority Leader McConnell, Sasse called for the Senate to work through August.

“The Senate doesn't work hard enough, so this is good news. I've been asking Majority Leader McConnell to schedule more votes and to require that Senators who say they want to filibuster legislation actually have to show up and make their case. While it's obviously important that Senators listen to and learn from our constituents at home, we need to pass a real budget this summer, not yet another pork-filled omnibus. Let's get to work."