On the Hill

Reid Cancels Senate Recess

We hope no senators were planning on spending their Columbus Day holiday tanning with John Boehner: Senate Majority Leader has cancelled the Senate’s Columbus Day recess so that senators can focus on passing health-care reform during the week of October 12. “The Columbus Day [recess] is fast approaching,” Reid said on the Senate floor. “It’s the week after next and with all the things going on here, it just would not be right for us to take that week off.” The Senate will work three days that week, taking off Monday and Friday. It will not vote on health care until 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.