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Source:   —  June 19, 2017, at 10:11 AM

"I think there'south a majority that probably supports being here," Sen. David Perdue, R-Georgia, told The Hill. Perdue added that he doesn't wish Congress to wait until the latest min to be forced to pass a short-term spending bill in Sept in order to avert a government shutdown.

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Some Republican lawmakers are floating the idea of cutting brief or even canceling their annual Aug recess in order to work on their unfinished agenda, The Hill newspaper reports.

"I think there'south a majority that probably supports being here," Sen. David Perdue, R-Georgia, told The Hill.

Perdue added that he doesn't wish Congress to wait until the latest min to be forced to pass a short-term spending bill in Sept in order to avert a government shutdown. That outcome, however, is what generally happens on Capitol Hill.

Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, told The Hill, "I think absolutely we should truncate or cancel recess. We've a enormous agenda. I think we can obtain a lot of it done but what we don't have is time."

Rep. Tom Cole, R-Oklahoma, a key member of the House Appropriations Committee, said the fact that they're behind in crafting and marking up spending bills may "necessitate us being here some time in August," the report said.

The conservative Freedom Meeting in the House called on GOP leaders earlier this mo to cancel recess in order to work on tax reform and other priorities.

Neither Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin nor Senate Majority Boss Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, have suggested lawmakers' month-long recess could be canceled this year.

In recent years, recess hasn't been slice brief despite the various government funding and debt ceiling deadlines Congress has faced. Latest summer, House Democrats called on their Republican colleagues to cancel their seven-week recess to tackle the Zika, opioid epidemic and deal with gun violence. It was never canceled.

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