Sessions threatens to block Senate holiday — again

Senate Budget Committee ranking member Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsDOJ should take action against China's Twitter propaganda Lewandowski says he's 'happy' to testify before House panel The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy 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 Mason Reid2020 Democrats fight to claim Obama's mantle on health care Reid says he wishes Franken would run for Senate again Panel: How Biden's gaffes could cost him against Trump 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 JohnsonGOP senators call for Barr to release full results of Epstein investigation FBI Agents Association calls on Congress to make 'domestic terrorism' a federal crime Senators renew request for domestic threats documents from FBI, DOJ after shootings 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.