By Russell Berman - 06/06/12 04:08 PM EDT
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is calling on Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerCameras go dark during House Democrats' sit-in Rubio flies with Obama on Air Force One to Orlando Juan Williams: The capitulation of Paul Ryan MORE (R-Ohio) to cancel next week’s scheduled House recess, the ninth weeklong break for the lower chamber in 2012.
Democrats have mocked the Republican leadership for what they say is a lax legislative schedule. As outlined by Majority Leader Eric CantorEric CantorJuan Williams: The capitulation of Paul Ryan The Trail 2016: The Big One Conservative sworn in to replace Boehner MORE (R-Va.), the schedule calls for a pattern of two weeks of in-session time in Washington followed by a weeklong “district work period,” or recess.
Like her predecessors, Pelosi has made a habit of badgering Boehner. Last month she wrote the Speaker calling for an immediate vote on extending Bush-era tax rates only for the middle class.
And like her previous efforts, her letter on Wednesday is likely to be rejected or ignored.