“Can a branch, Senate or House, adjourn without consent of the other branch? I know they can go
into recess but adjournment Im not sure.
Maybe someone can explain......”
Not for more than three days. They would not adjourn because the president has the power to call them back, and he would love that!
Thanks... I went to look it up...
Neither House, during the session of Congress, shall, without the consent of the other, adjourn for
more than three days, nor to any other place than that in which the two Houses shall be sitting.
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.