Hoyer says House recess will be canceled unless government reopens

Hoyer says House recess will be canceled unless government reopens
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House Majority Leader Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerThe House Democrats who voted to kill impeachment effort Overnight Defense: House votes to block Trump arms sales to Saudis, setting up likely veto | US officially kicks Turkey out of F-35 program | Pentagon sending 2,100 more troops to border House votes to block Trump's Saudi arms sale MORE (D-Md.) said the House will be back next week unless there is a deal to end the partial government shutdown.

“If the government is not open we will not have a recess," he told reporters Tuesday. 

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His comments come on the 25th day of the partial shutdown, with 800,000 federal workers not receiving their paychecks. 
 
Hoyer's office later sent a note out explaining that while lawmakers will leave Washington to return to their districts after votes on Thursday, they will be back on Tuesday if the government remains closed.
 
Over the weekend, lawmakers are being advised to be ready to fly back to Washington with 24 hours notice if there is a vote on legislation to end the shutdown.
 
  
House Democrats have attempted to place pressure on GOP lawmakers to break with the president by bringing a number of bills to the floor that would reopen shuttered departments without funding Trump's border wall.
 
— Updated at 12:33 p.m.