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Senate Recess Canceled to Deal With Debt Talks

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Thursday that the Senate will work through its scheduled July 4th recess to deal with the looming crisis on the debt ceiling.

"...With liberty comes responsibility. We should take that responsibility seriously. I know I do," Reid said. "That is why the Senate will reconvene on Tuesday, the day after the 4th of July. We’ll be in session next week, with our first vote July 5th. There is still so much to do to put Americans back to work, cut our deficit and get our economy back on track.”

 

The decision to cancel comes after President Obama chided the Congress Wednesday for not working hard enough on the debt ceiling problem and urged that the recess be canceled if there was not sufficient progress on the debt negotiations.

 

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