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Here's What Congress Is Doing Instead Of Dealing With The Border Crisis

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio gives a wink to a reporter as he answers questions with GOP leaders at Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Members of Congress embarked on a five-week recess on Friday after passing a dead-on-arrival bill to deal with the border crisis.

As HuffPost's Elise Foley reports, more than 57,500 unaccompanied children and teenagers have been apprehended after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally since October, overwhelming a system already plagued by backlogs and in need of significant resources.

NBC 4's Scott MacFarlane took to Twitter on Thursday to point out all the things members of Congress will be doing during recess instead of dealing with the border crisis. And man, does it sound like fun!

(h/t Wendy Warren)

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