Congress Is 0n Vacation. Like It Is All Year Long.

Congress Is On Vacation. Like It Is All Year Long

The 113th Congress is taking a five-week recess after the exhausting labor of passing 22 bills in eight months, the smallest number in history. Of course, Congress only spends three days a week in DC even when it’s in session, spending the other four back home collecting campaign funds for the next election, a practice euphemistically called “meeting with constituents.”

But summer recess isn’t all stump speeches and visits to examine vital NATO defenses on the Riviera. Congress is still hard at work tweeting about the highlights of rubber chicken luncheons at the Rotary Club. We hope our legislators don’t over-exert themselves with Twitter this month. They’ve got a grueling nine-day September session facing them when they return.


“Is Congress in recess or not? It’s hard to tell,” Daniel Ruth, Tampa Bay Times

“Fox Host Confronts House Republicans For Running A Do-Nothing Congress,” Igor Volsky, Think Progress


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