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Pelosi to Boehner: 'Don’t run out the clock on the economy’

“The Democrats have a simple request, simple request to our Republican colleagues: don’t run out the clock on the economy,” Pelosi said, speaking to reporters Thursday.

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Pelosi sent a letter to Boehner that was made public Wednesday asking him to cancel the recess to “pass critical legislation that will create jobs for the middle class that will actually be signed into law.”

Democrats have mocked the Republican leadership for what they say is a lax legislative schedule, but her request is likely to be ignored or rejected by GOP leaders.