Congress leaves town without passing funding legislation.
Congress fled town today for a five-week summer recess (they don’t like to call a really long vacation a vacation) without passing any appropriations bills.
Nada. None. Zilch.
But hey, they need to leave town to for a long time to pursue their primary mission -- getting reelected.
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee did find the time yesterday to hold a hearing on the losses Amtrak experiences selling burgers and soda -- rather than work on its appropriations bill -- which may explain why Congressfolk have lower approval ratings from the public than bankers or Richard Nixon.
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