Skip to comments.Senate Dems discuss canceling July 4 recess (still no Reid budget)
Posted on 06/30/2011 12:41:45 AM PDT by Libloather
Senate Dems discuss canceling July 4 recess
By Erik Wasson - 06/29/11 03:27 PM ET
Senate Democrats will discuss canceling the July 4 recess after President Obama chided Congress publicly on Wednesday for taking breaks while debt-ceiling talks are stalled.
A Democratic aide confirmed Wednesday that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and the caucus will discuss being in town next week.
During his press conference, Obama said "if by the end of this week, we have not seen substantial progress, then I think members of Congress need to understand, we are going to, you know, start having to cancel things and stay here until we get it done."
"You know, they're -- they're in one week, they're out one week, and then they're -- they're saying, 'Obama's got to step in.' You need to be here. I've been here," he said. This week the House has been on recess.
On Wednesday, Senate Budget committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) also threatened to try to force the Senate to hold an embarrassing vote on recessing, by withholding unanimous consent to do so.
Sessions leveled a similar threat prior to the Memorial Day recess over budget issues but Reid circumvented Sessions move back in May by keeping the Senate in pro-forma sessions.
A Democratic aide denied the Sessions threat had anything to do with the discussion on whether to work through recess.
Debt ceiling talks led by Vice President Biden blew up last week after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) quit the talks over Democrats' demands for tax increases. The debt ceiling will be reached by Aug. 2 according to the administration.
Yes, mean while those two jerks are golfing.
That picture tells me all I need to know and already knew about Boehner. Another Repubic intent on having the media like him. The smile and the eyes tell it like it is.
Ha....so 0bami can’t make any marxist recess appointments
Bohner won't get admitted to the clubhouse sans socks.
and as for 0bambi...check out the Nike logo.
"And so, acting presidential and leading by my actions, I hereby promise to play NO GOLF until we finally get a budget in place. And not just any budget, but one that cuts a trillion dollars in gummint spending."
Just announce that Rs will stay if the dems and the prez submit a budget.
Rs can pass a budget in the house - and they could do so now.
The Ds just want to use the R budget to deride Rs for election purposes. Make the Ds put up.