Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D sent a letter to Speaker John Boehner, R that House Democrats do not support the impending recess, called by the Republican majority in the House of Representatives. The letter is co-signed by Rep. Steny Hoyer, Minority Whip, and other Democratic leaders.
From the letter:
The American people have every right to expect more than the eight days of voting you have allotted between August 3 and election day on November 6. As members of the Democratic leadership, we are writing to urge that the Republican leadership not adjourn the House this week, as you have planned. Doing so would make us the earliest Congress to leave town to campaign in more than 50 years. It would be a dereliction of our duty to lead; it does not honor our responsibility to the American people.