Cantor warns House may cancel recess (Sep 12, 2013)
09/12/13 11:23 AM ET-
Reported by THE HILL
Posted by American News Online
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) warned Thursday the House might be forced to cancel its September recess to work on a government funding bill.
The House was originally scheduled to have the week of Sept. 23 off, but Cantor said lawmakers might have to return to Washington that week and maybe the following weekend to prevent a government shutdown.
"Members are advised that pending ongoing discussions on the continuing resolution, the House may be in session during the week of Sept. 23 and possibly into the weekend," Cantor said on the House floor.
The government will shut down on Oct. 1 if Congress doesn't pass a new funding measure, but Cantor offered no indication of how Republicans will make that deadline.
Cantor made his remarks in the context of his weekly discussion with Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), who urged Republicans to work with Democrats on a solution to 2014 funding and the pending debt ceiling problem.
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