Congress: How We Spent Our Summer Vacation

Congress: How We Spent Our Summer Vacation
The National Journal‘s Michael Catalini spent his summer vacation cataloging what legislative leaders did on theirs.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV): “Put Pete Rose in the Hall of Fame!”

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY): Watched his aide Jesse Benton holding his nose.

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL): Compiled an “Enemies List.”

Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX): Got put on the Enemies List of FreedomWorks.

House Speaker John Boehner (R, OH-8): Played golf with Donald Trump.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D, CA-12): Attended a woman’s issues forum with ethically challenged date, Rep. John Tierney (D, MA-6).

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R, VA-7): Met with the Koch brothers and Israeli President Shimon Peres but not at the same time.

Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D, MD-5): Toured the front lines on the West Bank and in Silicon Valley.

After all that, we’re sure the exhausted Congressional leaders will be glad to get back to Washington for a relaxing nine-day session.


“How Congressional Leaders Spent Their Summer Vacation,” Michael Catalini, National Journal


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