House Republicans from Louisiana on Friday urged Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidVirginia was a wave election, but without real change, the tide will turn again Top Lobbyists 2017: Grass roots Boehner confronted Reid after criticism from Senate floor 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 ScaliseEx-Pence aide on Rosie: She promised to leave US if Trump won and she's still here Scalise responds to Rosie calling him a 'f---ing liar': 'Bless your heart' Scalise on taxes: ‘All the rates are going to go down’ MORE (R-La.) and the other four House Republican members of the Louisiana congressional delegation: Reps. Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyTrump met Senate Republicans on ObamaCare fix Senate GOP tax bill will include repeal of ObamaCare mandate Alabama GOP chair warns party officials against write-in campaign MORE, Charles BoustanyCharles William BoustanyTop Lobbyists 2017: Hired Guns Controversial House Republican gains national attention after filming Auschwitz video Democrats, Republicans must work together to advance health care MORE, John FlemingJohn 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."