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February 7, 2016

Back in Session | Capitol Quip


Illustrator R.J. Matson’s latest cartoon needs a caption.

Members of Congress return from their recess with big-ticket items waiting for them, such as immigration legislation, the Keystone XL oil pipeline and whether to formally go to conference on the budget resolution. In other words, plenty of fodder for Capitol Quip comedy!

Leave us your caption in the comments section below. Editors will pick five finalists Wednesday, and then everyone can vote for the winner until Thursday afternoon. The winner gets a signed print from Matson.

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  • disisdadrum

    Lets see what sort of messes we can create this time.

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    I’m tired. How’s the telework proposal coming along?

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    Three whole weeks. We’re gonna have to work hard to stall all that legislation that long!

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    If we time our furloughs right, we can can cut that down even further. Oh, that’s right, only our STAFFS can be furloughed…

  • Dale Stout

    Give me a break.

  • Audrey Miller

    ..Just think, if we pass this Internet Tax today, we wont have to wait so long between recesses!

  • Larry Kamenec

    Great. Three more weeks of idleness until I can get back to speaking engagements and my houses on the shore. I mean, how does one get by on just $174,000 a year, right?

  • Rich Morgan

    Who’s the @#$%*& slave driver
    that thinks we can accommodate
    a @#$%*& ethics committee
    meeting in 21 #&@*% days?

  • disqus_3GHAMSkFU9

    Only 21 days of futility until the real fun begins

  • GNH

    Woo Hoo! Recess in 21 days! Er… I mean “District Work Period” in 21 days.

  • S. Crim

    If I run up and down these steps for half an hour a day for the next week, then I should be in good enough shape over the two weeks after that to filibuster anything I’m afraid to vote on.

    • Jennifer Souder

      WOOT! ^

  • Mark Wrighton

    Rats!!! Shutting down the escalator was how the FAA managed those sequester cuts!!!

  • Alex Barriger

    21 straight days of work?! The long-term unemployed don’t realize how good they have it.

  • JIm

    Look Hon we got lucky they are in this week.

  • MJ

    (Sigh) I miss kindergarten.

  • Jennifer Souder

    Wait, What?! You want me to … govern?
    Oh *whew* goood joke, that was a close one!

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