He will meet with Wilkie this week and has signaled a positive view of him, which could help him with some Montana voters who want to see the senator cooperate with Trump.
"Doing anything around here is like pushing a major boulder up hill", Corker said.
"We have a lot of tactics available to us", Toomey said of his leverage to force a vote on tariffs.
Those are just some of the reactions from Senate Republicans since last week in light of the administration's decision to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum from the European Union, Canada, and Mexico.
This year, GOP lawmakers plan to bundle the spending bills into smaller packages.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has a long list of things to do this summer, hoping to net a string of smaller but solid victories for Republicans - including members of his conference up for re-election - as well as the President.
"I've been talked down to on the floor of the United States Congress, so this is not something new to me", said Hochul. But the Senate version carries a warning to Trump, with a trade provision to block any White House plan to lift penalties on the China-based telecommunications company ZTE, which faces trade law violations over selling sensitive technologies to U.S. adversaries. "Part of this job is persuasion", said Cornyn. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. "If we believe our own rhetoric - on trade, tariffs and congressional prerogative - I hope it does come to a vote".
Trump has imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from top US trading partners, including Canada, Mexico and the European Union.
Corker's legislation would require the president to submit to Congress any proposal to adjust imports in the interest of national security.
Senate Republicans are outraged because they thought the tariffs on steel and aluminum would be aimed only at China, not against close USA allies.
"We now have confirmed 21 circuit court judges in the first year and a half of the Trump administration, breaking all modern records", the majority leader said.
The idea being pursued by Corker, Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada, who is facing reelection in a state Hillary Clinton won in 2016.
The president remains popular in numerous ruby-red states, including in, where he campaigned for the Republican Senate nominee, Mike Braun, and bashed Democratic Sen.
But the Democratic Party's leaders expressed support for working through August.
"If I need to raise my voice to make the point that we have rules for a reason, I'm going to do so", Flanagan said.
"There's 55 senators supporting this bill", Pallotta said.
Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, a senior GOP appropriator and chairman of the Energy-Water spending subcommittee, said he did not know exactly how many weeks of August senators would end up being at the Capitol, but he suggested it should be dictated by the workload. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer pushed back on McConnell's assertions.
"We Democrats welcome this additional time because it gives us the opportunity to address an issue that's on the top of the mind of so numerous American people and one that the Republicans have badly mishandled up to this point - health care", Schumer said.