Senate Budget Committee ranking member Jeff SessionsJeff SessionsTrump’s White House is a step backward in racial progress The people have spoken: Legalizing cannabis is good Republican policy GOP rep: Trump has 'extra-constitutional' view of presidency MORE (R-Ala.) on Wednesday once again threatened to derail the Senate's planned recess in order to protest Democrats’ lack of a budget plan.
The Senate is currently scheduled to go out on a weeklong break for the Fourth of July holiday starting on Thursday.
Sessions leveled a similar threat prior to the Memorial Day recess and attempted to force an embarrassing vote on the Democrats on whether or not to take a break while budget work for fiscal 2012 remained incomplete.
Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidLawmakers eye early exit from Washington McCain to support waiver for Mattis, Trump team says Reeling Dems look for new leader MORE (D-Nev.) circumvented Sessions’ move back in May by keeping the Senate in pro-forma sessions. Reid was skewered on the right, however, for avoiding that vote.
At this point it is unclear how Democratic leadership will respond to Sessions's latest threat. A senior aide to Sessions, however, told The Hill on Wednesday that the next move is Reid's.
Sessions, however, was not the only senator to threaten the legislative recess.
On Tuesday, Sen. Ron JohnsonRon JohnsonThe Hill's 12:30 Report Passing US-Canada preclearance would improve security and economy Overnight Finance: Trump expected to pick Steven Mnuchin for Treasury | Budget chair up for grabs | Trump team gets deal on Carrier jobs MORE (R-Wisc.) staged a protest on the Senate floor in which he said he would hold up Senate proceedings until Democrat’s promised to produce a budget. On Wednesday he held a press conference to express his opposition to adjourning for the holiday.
"Our country is going bankrupt, we shouldn't be going home on a holiday," said Johnson.
Several other Republican senators joined Johnson at his press conference including Sessions, Marco RubioMarco RubioThe ignored question: What does the future Republican Party look like? Graham to roll out extension of Obama immigration program Trump and Cuba: A murky future MORE (Fla.), Pat Toomey (Pa.), Jim DeMint (S.C), Rand PaulRand PaulGOP rep: Trump has 'extra-constitutional' view of presidency The ignored question: What does the future Republican Party look like? Rand Paul skeptical about Romney as secretary of State MORE (Ky.), Mike LeeMike LeeWill Trump back women’s museum? Overnight Cybersecurity: Lawmakers pushing for vote to delay warrant rule changes Coons to call for voice vote to halt changes to hacking rule MORE (Utah), Kelly AyotteKelly AyotteBattle brews over Trump’s foreign policy Battle for the Senate: Top of ticket dominates NH voters hold Ayotte accountable for gun control votes MORE (N.H.), David VitterDavid VitterPoll: Republican holds 14-point lead in Louisiana Senate runoff Louisiana dishes last serving of political gumbo Trump tweets about flag burning, setting off a battle MORE (La.) and John CornynJohn CornynLawmakers eye early exit from Washington Victims of Nazi Art theft need Congress to HEAR Overnight Cybersecurity: Last-ditch effort to stop expanded hacking powers fails MORE (Texas).
This story was updated at 7:30 p.m.