The Constitution for the United States of America

Article 1
Section 5 - Paragraph 4

Neither House, during the session of Congress, shall, without the consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other place than that in which the two Houses shall be sitting.

Because it requires both houses to effectively function together in order to accomplish anything, one house cannot be in recess while the other house is in session.

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