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Republican senators renew threat to hold up Memorial Day recess
Daily Caller ^ | 5/26/11 | Amanda Carey

Posted on 05/26/2011 3:43:31 PM PDT by markomalley

Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, has renewed his threat to hold up the Memorial Day recess in a letter sent on Thursday to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid — and this time most of his Republican colleagues are supporting him.

Sessions originally announced his intent to object to adjourn for recess on Monday, saying the Senate should not leave until it fulfills its duty to work toward production and passage of a budget.

In his second letter Thursday, Sessions, along with his Republican colleagues, reiterated the threat.

“[W]e respectfully request that you delay any adjournment of this body until you or members of your party in the Senate bring forward a budget resolution and schedule a meeting of the Budget Committee,” the letter read.

It went on to say, “Until a budget plan is made public, and until that plan is scheduled for committee action, on what basis can the Senate justify returning home for a one-week vacation and recess while our spending and debt continue to spiral dangerously out of control?”

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KEYWORDS: 112th; budget; congress; sessions

1 posted on 05/26/2011 3:43:36 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

This whole bunch is in a constant recess!

2 posted on 05/26/2011 3:45:41 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

I wish they would take a permanent recess. Then we could start over with 535 new ones WITH TERM LIMITS!!!!!

3 posted on 05/26/2011 4:33:29 PM PDT by taillightchaser (The last hope for America--2012)
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