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By JM Rieger Posted at 10:14 a.m. on Aug. 1, 2014
As the Senate worked through a series of procedural motions and votes on Thursday night, one senator just wanted catch his flight home.
Caught on a clerk’s microphone as the roll call for a vote on the Highway Trust Fund patch was read, the senator tells the clerk it is time for “summer vacation.”
“We have a plane home … [at] 9:30,” the senator says to the clerk. “Bags are packed, ready to go … leaving on a jet plane.”
Although the Senate is in session today, the next vote series is scheduled for Sept. 8, when senators return from a five-week recess.
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