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GOP leaders want Pelosi to cut recess short

Senate and House Republican leaders Monday called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to cut the House recess short and return to work on the Iraq supplemental spending bill.

“We are writing to urge you to call the House back into session immediately so that Congress can finish its work on the emergency legislation to fund the Global War on Terrorism,” the Republicans said in a letter to Pelosi. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDems confront Kelly after he calls some immigrants 'lazy' McConnell: 'Whoever gets to 60 wins' on immigration Overnight Defense: Latest on spending fight - House passes stopgap with defense money while Senate nears two-year budget deal | Pentagon planning military parade for Trump | Afghan war will cost B in 2018 MORE (R-Ky.) and House Minority Leader John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerLobbying World Freedom Caucus wants budget reforms attached to debt limit increase Trey Gowdy announces retirement from Congress MORE (R-Ohio) led the effort.

The GOP leaders said they were “especially troubled” that the House did not name conferees prior to recess. This precluded lawmakers from ironing out differences between the House and Senate bill while Congress is not in session.

“Our troops need funding, and they need it soon,” the Republicans told Pelosi. “Every day we don’t fund our troops is a day their ability to fight this war is weakened.”