Congress has ultimately adjourned the chamber for a long summer recess with no path forward on the issue.
- “We have advised members that they may well be back here in a fashion… which would keep this issue very much alive [and] very much in our focus and ready to act,” said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.).
- The diplomatic sentiments from party leaders disguised the underlying internal tensions that hounded the day’s debate and will now carry into the August break.
- Moderate Democrats, eager to leave Washington, were fuming at leadership for keeping the caucus in town until late in the day.