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November 23, 2014

About That Do-Nothing Congress … | Capitol Quip

About That Do Nothing Congress ... | Capitol Quip

The 113th Congress is on pace to be the least productive in modern memory. So what does a do-nothing Congress do on recess? This brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip captioning contest.

Send us a caption for this week’s contest by leaving it in the comments section. Editors will pick five finalists on Wednesday, and everyone can vote for the winner through Thursday.

To see our previous winners, check us out on Pinterest.

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  • Ed Beck

    Livin’ “The Dream” Bro!

  • Ed Beck

    My secret is… I say a “Hail Koch” every time I bait the hook.

  • L. Camino

    Next term we’ll have to propose legislation to stock this reflecting pool.

  • L. Camino

    Break out the Mary Jane cigarettes man!

  • L. Camino

    One things for sure; we won’t be catching any recess appointments this time.

  • Patti Gilbert

    If only the Long-term Unemployed would do this they wouldn’t be having such a hard time!

  • Kara

    Let’s head on down to Tijuana all this immigration talk has me hankering for some good tacos

  • Hannah2

    We deserve this

  • EJRotert

    Who needs oars. We can swim if it comes down to it. Everyone knows a senator can swim.

  • EJRotert

    Beats casting about for votes.

  • EJRotert

    What’s the fish story for the constituents this time?

  • windycitygurl

    I’d rather be golfing with Obama, but catching sucker fish is fine too.

  • EJRotert

    Why wouldn’t we keep angling for the political bait-and-switch? It’s working.

  • Kelly A. Flinn

    Think voters know this is what we do when we’re in session, too?

  • Stephanie

    This is what the millenials call “funemployment”.

  • Josh Hill

    Hey Harry, Do you think the Koch brothers are causing the fish not to bite?

  • Josh Hill

    Harry, don’t you wish there were a nuclear option for fishing?

  • EJRotert

    God, Guns and Ol’ Glory. That’s the best jig for this gig. The voters won’t stop biting.

  • EJRotert

    I still say we could have gotten away with naming her `Screw Democracy.’

  • Kyle Jones

    I don’t know why we only have a 13% approval rating! Hey pass me another beer!

  • UN Owen

    I told my press person no vacation – they need to keep up my tweets and Facebook rants about this Do Nothing Congress!

  • Lars K.

    Bait is just a socialist hand-out. I figure they should just see it my way and bite the hook anyway.

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    Endless summer…

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    We’ve run aground. Why would we need oars?

  • LZ126

    “Do-nothing Congress?!? Don’t they think we’ve done enough to the country???”

  • LZ126

    The only difference bein’ we collect a per diem while we’re in session!

  • LZ126

    How can Roll Call call us a “Do-Nothing Congress” when we help ‘em to fill 24 pages every issue?!?

  • PB

    You got it! The only way to get on this boat is to form a campaign and run against it first!

  • PB

    You see any reason why we can’t do this the other 11 months?

  • PB

    We can’t be seen together, my staff think I’m hiking the Appalachian Trail!

  • vcarnevale

    Can you believe they actually pay us to do this job?

  • Pat

    If we could only find a couple of oars, this would be perfect.

  • Ty Best

    I’m pretty sure I got my intern pregnant.

  • EJRotert

    We were sent here to do the people’s business, my bass!

  • Josh Hill

    I’m glad they don’t base vacation days on approval ratings.

  • LZ126

    Back in the day, the lobbyists would swim out and attach fish to our lines!

  • pericles9

    You mean they don’t stock the Tidal Basin? I was hoping to catch some pierogies, or pirahanas maybe. How ’bout another Coors lite?

  • pericles9

    When is an oar not an oar? When there is no oarsman.

  • pericles9

    I still don’t see any refugees swimming for the border here.

  • pericles9

    This is fun, but shouldn’t we be voting down legislation?

  • pericles9

    Nice view! On a clear day I can see Wasilla!

  • pericles9

    Oarn’t ya glad we don’t have an oar?

  • pericles9

    Boehner-fish!

  • frjm

    And get this; the people are too stupid to realize that if we do nothing they are actually better off. After all we already have over 10,0000 pages of laws, how many more could we pass?

  • EJRotert

    Thanks to us, this country now has as much of a chance as those fish in our bucket.

  • Hannah2

    Say Johnny, do we really have to go back?

  • Hannah2

    Your tan is coming along nicely John

  • http://thebluehour.tumblr.com/ Suzanne

    The good life.

  • Hannah2

    Sure hope I keep my seat in November, the vacation days for this gig are hard to beat!

  • Madeline

    This is the most productive I’ve been in months!

  • Hannah2

    A toast! Still doing better than Obama

  • Hannah2

    Did you see? Obama has reached 141 vacation days! What a slacker.

  • Hannah2

    Too bad our staffers couldn’t be here

  • YONATAN C

    The Republicans have been nothing but a severe disappointment to the American people. This is especially true for the more than three million unemployed families whom they denied an extension of benefits, since late last December. They have effectively forced millions of families into financial ruin and deep poverty. They have shown by their actions a true disdain and contempt for the poor in this country. They have voted against every bill that would benefit the unemployed, women, gays, and minorities in our country. They have prevented any positive change to take place by this president. They have thrown their fellow Americans under the bus, for their own selfish political agenda. They have aligned themselves with corporate America, and special interest groups, with deep pockets. They have proven clearly who they truly represent, and it’s not you or me. Many Americans have now lost faith in our government.

  • Carroll Barber

    If the founding fathers only knew how much we tweaked this gig in Congress. They would be proud of us; for sure.

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