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February 13, 2016

And … They’re Off! | Capitol Quip


Congress has left for its August recess — ahem, district work period — leaving critics to claim that the legislative branch is taking time off when the country can least afford it. Most members, though, will spend a great deal of the next five weeks in town halls and fundraisers, perhaps punishment enough.

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  • Larry Kamenec

    All the doing nothing here is so stressful. I am so relieved we finally get a break to be able to kick back, relax, and do nothing somewhere else.

  • Bzrdhd

    Give him a few hours, and he’ll be wearing a tie– a mai tai.

  • Art

    Once you get over the overwhelming public disgust – it’s a pretty sweet gig.

  • TNFamily

    Sadly, the exuberant representatives leaving for vacation were not informed that the park they were off to visit was closed due to sequestration.

  • Nick

    Let’s force a government shutdown and go on permanent recess!

  • S. Crim

    Yay! Time to play ‘Kick the Can Down the Road!”

  • MarqusW

    Now, you’re SURE that we didn’t close that national park last year?

  • Larry Kamenec

    Well, at least the motion to adjourn got bipartisan support.

  • A. Writer

    Well, they say congressmen are dressing more casually these days.

  • A. Writer

    He’s on the subcommittee studying a peace treaty with Monaco.

  • jlee

    Slow down Jimmy! You’re running like the House is burning down.

  • Delanne

    Last one in the pool is a hard-working Congressman!!

  • Delanne

    Last on in the pool is a hard working Congressman!!

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