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Congressional Recess

Summer Break Over, Must-Do Tasks Await Congress

AP | By ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Summer break over and elections ahead, Congress is beginning an abbreviated September session with must-do tasks of preventing a g...

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...

Obama: Congress Left Town With Unfinished Business

AP | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's taking action on his own because Congress is doing so little for working families. In his weekly...

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 ...

Most Partisan, Least Productive Congress Bolts To Campaign

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The most partisan, least productive Congress in memory is bolting Washington for the campaign trail, leaving in its wake a pile of ...

Congress Takes Long Vacation With A Lot To Do

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The quarrelsome House couldn't even agree on whether to formally adjourn, but that didn't stop Congress from taking five weeks off....

Jason Linkins

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