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Congressional Recess

Congressional Recess: Good or Bad for America?

Frank Islam | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Frank Islam

This country needs a Congress that works. This country needs citizens who work. This country needs a Congress and citizens who can work together using that hammer to rebuild confidence through constructive compromise and collaboration.

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

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

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 El...

Congress Takes a Holiday! (And Haven't They Earned It?)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Doing nothing is hard work!...

How to Get Your Voice Heard During the Congressional Recess

Tom Spengler | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Tom Spengler

The congressional recess doesn't mean two-way communication between citizens and legislators can't occur. Small efforts on the individual and community level can have a big impact.

8 In 10 Voters Say Congress Doesn't Deserve To Take A Recess

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

According to a Fox News poll released Wednesday night, just 14 percent voters think Congress has worked hard enough to deserve a summer recess, while ...

Jason Linkins

Lawmaker Will Prove Congress Isn't In Recess As Soon As She Returns From Recess

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

Jonathan Bernstein has caught Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) making what is, in his estimation, the "best self-refuting argument ever." From her press rel...

The Congressional Playground

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

The dreadful thing about the legislative log jams that have confronted both Houses because of the intransigence of their members is that it has cut into the members' recess time.

Get to Work

Richard Klass | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics
Richard Klass

The only way to begin to solve the first jobs problem is for the president and Congress to do their job. Now, not after Labor Day. Get to work.

Health Care: The Presidential Campaign of 2009

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

It's not just the bizarro "birther" brigades that are treating Obama as electorally illegitimate. Think about the way the health-care fight has played out recently.