The opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump are over. But that doesn't necessarily mean there's an end in sight to this already drawn out procedure. The defense team came, it saw, and it upended the impeachment managers' arguments one-by-one. Yet, four moderate Republicans are expected to vote with the Democrats to prolong the process and vote to approve of additional witnesses.
So, the real work of Congress will continue to get dusty.
For Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), she is eager to get back to work on legislation to help farmers, and to support Ivanka Trump's Women's Global Development and Prosperity initiative. She shot a quick video on Tuesday night previewing her agenda.
One thing I know Georgians are tired of hearing about? Impeachment.— Senator Kelly Loeffler (@SenatorLoeffler) January 29, 2020
That’s why I’m focusing on what matters: pro-economy, pro-farmer, pro-woman initiatives -- just to name a few.
Looking forward to another exciting day tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/eL2qGqKYe8
Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ), one of the members of Trump's impeachment defense team, said Democrats should be ashamed of themselves for blocking some desperately needed fentanyl legislation.
Sens. Rick Scott (R-FL) and Lee Zeldin (R-NY) are among those who want to return the conversation to lowering prescription drug prices.
"The fallout for the country has been missed opportunities. They should be working w/ the President on lowering the cost of prescription drug prices. Instead of doing that, we see the Senate hijacked. This Schumer Schiff Sham Show made a field trip...to the Senate."—@RepLeeZeldin pic.twitter.com/Gnnqa0blm8— GOP (@GOP) January 23, 2020
Back at it again. Today’s fifth episode of my “Let’s Get Back to Work” series features Marjorie Grossman from Coral Gables, FL.— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) January 27, 2020
Marjorie wants Congress to get back to work to fix the rising cost of prescription drugs, instead of this partisan impeachment #LetsGetBacktoWork pic.twitter.com/zExeVztudJ
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) worked with Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) on a bipartisan drug pricing bill they are hoping gets a vote soon. It would, in part, add an out-of-pocket maximum for Medicare beneficiaries and cap drug price increases at the rate of inflation.
At least we are seeing some progress on the trade front. On Wednesday morning, President Trump signed the bipartisan USMCA trade deal.