Sessions threatens to block Senate holiday — again

Senate Budget Committee ranking member Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsGOP strategist donates to Alabama Democrat House passes concealed carry gun bill Rosenstein to testify before House Judiciary Committee next week 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.

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"Until we work on the budget, on the debt limit, on the people's business we don’t have a right to go home and adjourn," Sessions said from the Senate floor.

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 ReidBill O'Reilly: Politics helped kill Kate Steinle, Zarate just pulled the trigger Tax reform is nightmare Déjà vu for Puerto Rico Ex-Obama and Reid staffers: McConnell would pretend to be busy to avoid meeting with Obama 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 JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonOvernight Cybersecurity: Panel pushes agencies on dropping Kaspersky software | NC county won't pay ransom to hackers | Lawmakers sound alarm over ISIS 'cyber caliphate' GOP chairman warns of ISIS's ‘cyber caliphate’ Overnight Finance: House approves motion to go to tax conference — with drama | GOP leaders to consider Dec. 30 spending bill | Justices skeptical of ban on sports betting | Mulvaney won't fire official who sued him 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. 

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This story was updated at 7:30 p.m.