House Republicans from Louisiana on Friday urged Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidSenate GOP breaks record on confirming Trump picks for key court Don’t worry (too much) about Kavanaugh changing the Supreme Court Dem infighting erupts over Supreme Court pick 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 ScaliseOvernight Energy: Proposed rule would roll back endangered species protections | House passes Interior, EPA spending | House votes to disavow carbon tax House votes to disavow carbon tax Why the rush to condemn a carbon tax? MORE (R-La.) and the other four House Republican members of the Louisiana congressional delegation: Reps. Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyGOP senators introduce resolution endorsing ICE Lawmakers pitch dueling plans for paid family leave New push to break deadlock on paid family leave MORE, Charles BoustanyCharles William BoustanyLobbying world Dems face hard choice for State of the Union response Americans worried about retirement should look to employee ownership MORE, John FlemingJohn Calvin FlemingOvernight Energy: Watchdog opens investigation into Interior chief | Judge halts Pruitt truck pollution rule decision | Winners, losers in EPA, Interior spending bill amendments Five GOP lawmakers mulling bid to lead conservative caucus Coast Guard suspends search for missing Ohio plane 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."