The House and Senate rarely work five days a week in Washington.
"I know President Bush has tried to keep a low profile, but South Sudan is unique," said Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.).
Slaughter argued the firm hired by House Republicans had conflicts of interest.
A contract with Baker Hostetler sets a cap of $350,000 for legal costs.
"It is unacceptable that this administration yet again ignored the law of the land," he said.
Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) blasted the Senate for refusing to take up hundreds of House-passed bills.
Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) called on President Obama to stop downplaying the threat of ISIS.
Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) blamed Republicans for Congress “failing” to address poverty issues.
Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) accused Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) of lying about ObamaCare.
Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) said reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank is critical to helping U.S. small businesses grow.