Republicans are reportedly being criticized for not showing up to work.
Sources told The Hill Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell “scolded” his colleagues on Thursday for lacking in attendance for a Wednesday night vote.
The site notes that McConnell warned Republican senators that they will have problems getting laws passed if the attendance remains low. Ten senators missed two different votes on Thursday and they were almost all Republicans, according to The Hill.
Congress normally has an annual recess during the month of August but that was canceled by McConnell back in June. He released a statement saying it was canceled due to the “goal of passing appropriations bills .”
NPR reports that the House and Senate are working in overdrive to pass up to twelve different spending bills prior to the fiscal deadline at the end of September.