Yup. If they did this, the Senate would simply reject the House plan, send its plan to the House, and Obama would convene the House. Skipping town accomplishes nothing when Obama can just call them back.
See 14 above. The Senate hasn’t, inspite of all the blow coming from Reid, actually rejected anything. Each of the House-passed budget measures has been tabled in the Senate which means Reid could eventually pick out the one he likes -—on a weekend-—and slip it to the floor for a vote. The Senate can’t make up its own budget measures and send them to the House because that’s a rule.
Obama does not convene the House.
The Constitution says they cannot adjourn for more than 3 days without the consent of the OTHER HOUSE; Senate.
The President does not control Congress. They are separate branches.