The Washington Times - June 6, 2012, 12:27PM

Republicans built plenty of vacation time into their schedule this year so lawmakers could be back home campaigning ahead of November’s elections, but Rep. Nancy Pelosi says she and her colleagues should be in Washington working instead.

In a letter to House Speaker John A. Boehner on Wednesday Mrs. Pelosi, Democrats’ leader in the House, said the chamber should cancel a week-long break planned for next week and instead stay to work on a transportation-spending bill, which expires at the end of this month, and on extending tax cuts, which expire at the end of this year.

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“Instead of recessing yet again, the House should remain at work and pass critical legislation that will create jobs for the middle class that will actually be signed into law,” Mrs. Pelosi said. “Republicans must not run out the clock on the economy.”