A group of Republican senators are urging Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellRepublicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves Graham emerges as go-to ally for Biden's judicial picks Five reasons for Biden, GOP to be thankful this season MORE (R-Ky.) to cancel the August recess in order to catch up on funding the government and a backlog of nominees.
“We stand ready to work Mondays and Fridays, nights as well as weekends, to ensure the funding process is not used to jam the president with a bad spending deal,” more than a dozen GOP lawmakers wrote in the letter.
They added that they are even willing to "forgo the August recess" in order to make progress on funding legislation and nominations.
The letter, which was organized by GOP Sen. David Perdue (Ga.), was first reported by The Washington Post.
"The only way to stop that is to actually force members to stay on weekends and to stay during the summer months," he said.
Updated May 11 at 11:41 a.m.