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Reid Says Detention: Shortened Recess For The Senate

It's not uncommon for a Senate Majority Leader to go to the Senate floor and warn colleagues that he will cancel an upcoming recess if they don't complete their work.

Often the warning results in a flurry of activity after which senators flee the Capitol for a break. This year Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, said it and meant it. He canceled the Senate's week-long July 4, 2011 recess, although he continues to be under pressure to reverse the decision. (For the record, the House of Representatives is scheduled to be back in session on July 6, 2011.)

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