Sen. Mitch McConnell reportedly upset that Republicans aren't showing up to work

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.

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U.S. Senate Republican Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his wife Elaine Chao arrive at Bellarmine University to cast their ballots during Kentucky's primary elections in Louisville, Kentucky, May 20, 2014. McConnell is running against Republican challenger Matt Bevin. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) listens as his wife Elaine Chao testifies before a Senate Commerce Science and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing on her nomination to be transportation secretary on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 11, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
Britain's Prince Charles (2nd R) poses with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his wife, former U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao (2nd L) at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, March 19, 2015. REUTERS/Mandel Ngan/Pool
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (L) shakes hands, after he ceremonially swore-in, with Vice President Joseph Biden (R) in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington January 6, 2015. Holding the Bible is McConnell's wife, former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) addresses supporters while accompanied by his wife, former United States Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, at his midterm election night rally in Louisville, Kentucky, November 4, 2014. Television news networks are projecting that McConnell will win the election. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
U.S. Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (L) and his wife Elaine Chao wait to cast their votes after marking their ballots at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, November 4, 2014. McConnell is running against Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
On Tuesday, January 31, (r-l), Elaine Chao is sworn in as the Transportation Secretary, as her father James Chao holds the bible, and her husband Senator Mitch McConnell, bears witness, in the Vice Presidents Ceremonial Office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House. (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 31: Elaine Chao (3rd L) is sworn in by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (R) as her father James Chao (2nd L) and her husband Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (L) look on during a ceremony at the Vice President's ceremonial office at Eisenhower Executive Office Building January 31, 2017 in Washington, DC. Chao, a former U.S. labor secretary, was sworn in to become the Transportation Secretary for the Trump Administration. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 12: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and his wife Elaine Chao, former Secretary of Labor, are pictured in the Capitol before President Obama's State of the Union address, January 12, 2016. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 19: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (R) poses with Leader of the Senate Mitch McConnell and his wife Elaine Chao in the Capitol Building on the third day of a visit to the United States on March 19, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Prince and Duchess are in Washington as part of a Four day visit to the United States. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 17: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (R), along with his wife Elaine Chao look on a day before the start of the start of the Republican National Convention on July 17, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicks off on July 18. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 27: Sec. of Labor Elaine Chao and Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-KY, answers questions during an interview in the Capitol Rotunda on President Bush's address to the Joint Session of Congress. (Photo By Tom Williams/Roll Call/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 24: CHAO--Labor Secretary-designate Elaine Chao, right, listens to Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., left -- her husband -- introduce her during her confirmation hearing before Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images)
FLORENCE, KY - OCTOBER 31: U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his wife U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao greet supporters during a campaign stop on October 31, 2008 in Florence, Kentucky. McConnell is seeking re-election in a tight race with challenger former Kentucky Democratic Party treasurer Bruce Lunsford. (Photo by Mark Lyons/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 4: U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his wife U. S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao greet supporters after learning he has defeated Democratic challenger former Kentucky Democratic Party treasurer Bruce Lunsford during an election night rally on November 4, 2008 at the Galt House Hotel, in Louisville, Kentucky. McConnell has been the Senate Minority Leader since 2006. (Photo by Mark Lyons/Getty Images)
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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.

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