"As the senior Democrats on the House committees, we reiterate our strong desire for our committees to conduct official business during October," they said. "We are prepared to work with our chairs to schedule hearings and legislative action in our committees throughout this month, instead of remaining inactive."
Regardless, Democrats pressed Republicans on why other committees weren't holding hearings on other issues.
"Why can't other committees we serve on as ranking Democratic members conduct business that is critical to meeting the needs of the middle class during this long recess?" they asked.
They said Democrats have held unofficial hearings, but that the GOP should also be holding "official and formal hearings on the issues that affect our economy and the American people."