House cancels recess because of budget deadline

September 18, 2013

With a budget deadline approaching on Sept. 30, the House is canceling a week-long recess scheduled for next week and will reconvene next Wednesday.

The House is scheduled to adjourn for the week this Friday after approving its version of a continuing resolution, then will be back in Washington in time to vote on whatever transpires after the Senate takes up the issue.

House Majority Leader Eric I. Cantor (R-Va.) made the long-expected announcement Wednesday afternoon, saying in a message sent to lawmakers that the House “will remain in session through the week, and possibly the weekend” until Congress passes a short-term budget plan.

Ed O’Keefe is covering the 2016 presidential campaign, with a focus on Jeb Bush and other Republican candidates. He's covered presidential and congressional politics since 2008. Off the trail, he's covered Capitol Hill, federal agencies and the federal workforce, and spent a brief time covering the war in Iraq.
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