House to block Obama from making recess appointments, source says

Phillip Klein
Washington Examiner
5/26/2011

A senior Republican Senate aide says that the House has indicated it will not agree to let the Senate leave for a full recess over Memorial Day in an attempt to block President Obama from making any appointments during the break next week.

Under the U.S Constitution, neither chamber can adjourn for more than three days unless both chambers agree to it.

When Democrats took over Congress in 2007, they held pro forma Senate sessions every three days during breaks to prevent President Bush from making any appointments, some of which lasted mere seconds.

This has not yet been confirmed by House GOP sources.

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