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Senate canceling July 4 recess next week
June 30, 2011 / 1:54 PM / in 6 years

Senate canceling July 4 recess next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate will cancel its planned July 4 recess next week and remain in session beginning Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said.

<p>Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks to the media on U.S. budget talks next to Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) on Capitol Hill in Washington June 23, 2011.&nbsp;REUTERS/Yuri Gripas</p>

In making the announcement Thursday on the floor of the Senate, Reid noted the need for Congress to pass legislation raising borrowing authority. But he did not say that such a bill would be ready for the Senate to debate next week.

Instead, Reid, a Democrat, said Republicans were “willing to risk our economy” by standing in the way of a debt limit increase if a related deficit-reduction measure included any revenue increases.

Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Doina Chiacu

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