GOP senator: No recess without coronavirus aid package

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Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., says he’ll block the chamber from recessing for next week’s Memorial Day break to protest inaction on another round of coronavirus relief legislation.

“This is no time to go home,” Gardner told reporters Wednesday. “I’m going to do everything I can to make sure we get this job done.”

That includes objecting to a unanimous consent agreement to close up shop for recess after votes Thursday, Gardner said.

However, even if Gardner digs in, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., still controls the floor schedule. Any such objection may have little effect beyond forcing a skeleton crew

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