House Republicans from Louisiana on Friday urged Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidGOP poised to advance rules change to speed up Trump nominees Dems walk tightrope on Pompeo nomination The Memo: Teens rankle the right with gun activism MORE (D-Nev.) to call back his members and pass a bill to address the border crisis.

The letter to Reid was initiated by House Majority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseScalise released from hospital after planned surgery The Hill's Morning Report: Inside the Comey memos The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (R-La.) and the other four House Republican members of the Louisiana congressional delegation: Reps. Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyTrump has not invited Democrats, media to state dinner: report Republicans have a long way to go toward fully repealing ObamaCare Senators press administration on mental health parity MORE, Charles BoustanyCharles William BoustanyDems face hard choice for State of the Union response Americans worried about retirement should look to employee ownership Top Lobbyists 2017: Hired Guns MORE, John FlemingJohn Calvin FlemingCoast Guard suspends search for missing Ohio plane Freedom Caucus member to bring up bill on impeaching IRS chief GOP seeks to make it 52 MORE and Vance McAllister. Cassidy is in a competitive race to unseat Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.). 

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"The crisis at our southern border is too big a problem for the Senate to ignore, and we urge you to call the Senate back into session," the lawmakers wrote.

Last Friday, the House passed a bill that would provide $694 million to deploy the National Guard, hire new immigration judges and amend a 2008 trafficking law so that child migrants from Central America can be sent back faster. Meanwhile, the $2.7 billion Senate bill stalled last week after it failed to clear a 60-vote procedural threshold.

The Louisiana Republicans argued the Senate should cancel its August recess and at least pass legislation to address the surge of child migrants crossing the border.

"It is disappointing that the Senate has chosen to adjourn for the next five weeks without passing a bill to address this crisis," they wrote. "This problem will not go away on its own."