Congress Remains on Recess for Week of Labor Day, Senate to Return Next Week

How do you feel about this week’s congressional schedule (or lack thereof)?

  • 254
    Robert
    09/14/2021

    Donald J. Trump is a cancer to our democracy. DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT allow him to ever run for re-election again . He has done the most horrible things to our country and been allowed to do them by this GOP. If you cannot find an honorable candidate to run for POTUS, then just let it go. We must always respect our democracy, no matter what party. D. Bauman, Fl.

  • 254
    Robert
    09/13/2021

    Our family does not want anymore MAGA white supremacy violence. Enough is enough! We expect our Florida lawmakers to end anymore violence in ANY Federal building. Tell Trump to stop this behavior NOW!

  • 3,405
    Adel
    09/10/2021

    Cut their pay! They do not work cooperatively with the time they have so................cut their pay or their vacations or whatever it is that prevents them from doing the jobs that they were seated to do!

  • 137
    Darryl
    09/10/2021

    IMPEACH BIDEN!

  • 8,006
    DaveS
    09/08/2021

    I am not sure why Republican go on vacation on Labor Day, they are not for supporting labor, small businesses or entrepreneurs. They are for corporate welfare, tax cuts for themselves and wealthy. Have you ever look at the holding of Mitch McConnell or McCarthy?

  • 264
    James
    09/08/2021

    Government is too big and powerful, we need to shrink it, not expand it. The current $3.5 trillion spending and taxing bill before Congress is 10,000 pages, it includes such things as federal take over of state elections, tax on unrealized gains (stock appreciation that you haven’t sold but have a theoretical gain), blanket Amnesty for those currently in country no matter how they got here, tax property acquire as inheritance based on initial purchase price by the deceased, increased taxes on small business and capital gains, on and on. Actually no one knows in its entirety what’s in this bill as the Congress rush’s a vote on it and no one can analyze 10,000 pages for “word nuances”. Let your representative know you oppose this unless every aspect of this bill is vetted. If they vote for it without vetting throw them out on the next election opportunity. If passed and the opposing party takes control in the next election, this bill should be brought back up in its entirety and voted up or down. This entire process is corrupt. Both parties are complicit in this.

  • 276
    Mark
    09/07/2021

    Not happy with all the money that make and there life style while most are hurting… pay cuts and less free time on or TAX dollar. We pay way to much for the wasteful spend here, and all the time they want to add more tax… it’s got to stop.

  • 2,215
    wpeckham
    09/07/2021

    Half of the states in the country have either taken action to suppress votes. Every state has Covid deaths, and several states have significant populations believing disinformation about vaccines and making the problem works. We have an infrastructure disaster pending with solutions on the table. an no action on any of it because Congress went HOME? Labor day is for those who work at labor that either are, or should be, represented by unions. The day is to celebrate the sacrifices of those who went before, and organized to protect workers. Not for avoiding saving the country. I do not begrudge the day, but a full week when no laborer gets that full week off seems excessive. Get the job done.

  • 2,418
    Martha
    09/07/2021

    I swear, they have more breaks than Carter has little liver pills. No wonder they don't get much done.

  • 117
    Loretta
    09/07/2021

    Safe for another week from the current insanity of Congress ignoring real Science in favor or political platform propaganda

  • 1,271
    justiceforamerica
    09/07/2021

    Sure, CHINA tells you to NOT CARE about Americans "left" in Afghanistan... But, get the Afghans out.. Sorry America / Amercians first.. We will never forget and we won't let you forget. Your Chicken Littles - all of you. As long as you get your checks from China all is well - right..

  • 3,609
    Surender
    09/07/2021

    There are almost 200 US trained afghan pilots & mechanics in Tajikistan & Uzbekistan with aircraft in which they fled. Seems like a no brainer to get them out and their families left behind by them! The US can and must get them out immediately Are we that impotent? The state dept needs to get their priorities in order. Wasting resources on mid east & israel … focus on asia & africa! To my reps … take note as I will be on such issues come 2022 and 2024

  • 41.9k
    jimK
    09/05/2021

    I think it is time for Manchin to openly declare to whom and to what he owes his allegiance to; Either his dark money benefactors or the people who elected him and the country that he is sworn to protect. I am frankly tired of all of his bull crap statements about cooperation and caution, particularly with released video from oil industry lobbyists who speak with him weekly, the fact that a family member runs his State’s Chamber of Commerce and made huge donations to his campaign, and that he attends private Republican fund raising events with wealthy donors. He is slowing down and threatening to block Biden’s infrastructure program because his benefactors do not want requisite change to happen - despite overwhelming support for these programs by his constituents. … … … Manchin is refusing to roll back the ridiculous one-and-done current implementation of the filibuster because his benefactors want to keep it, so the Senators that they fund can almost single-handedly block legislation that their benefactors do not want. And all the hypocrisy over bipartisanship when we spent the last 12 years watching McConnell just shit-can any of the people’s legislation that did not benefit the Republican Faction’s party or their benefactors in some way - all done silently, with no debate and no public accountability for the Republican Faction. … … … McConnell had no problem invoking the nuclear option to confirm federal judicial appointments at a record rate with no meaningful debate, including Supreme Court appointments. There was no strategic pause when the Republican Faction used reconciliation to grant tax cuts resulting in over a trillion dollars per year budgetary deficit with absolutely no return on the investment nor economic benefit to the country - and making those tax cuts permanent while raising everyone else’s taxes to make up the shortfall starting this year (by the law passed during their reconciliation). … … … Progressives were right to hold up approval of the $500 billion dollar bipartisan infrastructure bill because Manchin is resorting to the common conniving of the Republican Faction’s tactic, to give a little with a promise that the rest will come later, only to forget that promise when the time comes to honor their commitment. They basically took $700 billion from existing allocations for their infrastructure of things bill, removing it from the infrastructure of people part of the program- and now Manchin wants to keep it that way. … … … The clock is ticking and the midterms are getting closer. It is time to get tough with Manchin and his ‘high-horse’ self-serving diatribe. At least the trump was open in his deceit during his war on democracy. If Manchin rope-a dopes the reconciliation package or otherwise f@¢ks things up, I will donate whatever I can to see him unseated and I believe others will as well. If he wants to be a Republican, let him. He is becoming worthless as a Democrat. … … … Biden needs to get Manchin to focus on the realities of his political future. The reconciliation package needs to pass and the filibuster needs to be ‘nuclear optioned’ for at least the voting rights legislation and Manchin needs to get on board or leave the Democratic Party. It is a critical time for our country which is teetering on the precipice to either become more democratic with a focus on the people of this country and their needs or become more of a kleptocratic autocracy for the wealthy and the people becoming serfs, required to worship at the feet of king trump. If Manchin pushes our country in the wrong direction it will be up to all of us to end his political career. It is that serious. … … … And please, I really do not care what the cultists have to say about my comments unless they have some actual, verifiable, substantiated and non-cherry picked facts and logic to support their statements.

  • 3,609
    Surender
    09/07/2021

    Justice for J6 rally -- planned for September 18 Put these Terrorists behind bars before then and hand down stiffer sentences for jan 6 insurrections Stop treating this as a walk in the park by patriots You think you have problems with china? This is a forest fire in your own yard!

  • 666
    Dave
    09/05/2021

    I’ll just say that the Republican Party is now a greater threat to this country than is either the Taliban or ISIS.

  • 2,427
    Glowurm
    09/06/2021

    Ah, jimK, I loved your comment to Jodi J., my friend. 😊❤️😊❤️. You the Communist? How utterly ignorant her comment was! But, then, that’s why I call them Ignorants. They never fail to meet that standard!

  • 2,915
    BR
    09/05/2021

    Tired of talking about it. In addition to setting term limits, vacation limits should be set as well.

  • 41.9k
    jimK
    09/06/2021

    Jodi J: You can call me a communist if you like, but I am not. I try to avoid disinformation based alternate realities peddled by the right wing entertainment news media. I fail to see anything in your troll worth responding to.

  • 1,092
    Tammy
    09/06/2021

    the repubublicans just need to accept bidens choices just like they did with trump or the can resign , they are not the president and they r trying to strip the democrats of their rights in congress and prevent any of bidens plans to go through and mitch mcconnnel needs to retire and kevin mcarthy needs to be investigated for attempting to over throw our government along with ted cruz

  • 41.9k
    jimK
    09/05/2021

    Mary P: Thanks. Sometimes, I have a hard time holding back my disdain for self-serving politicians trying to convince us of their honorable intent when their actions contradict their words. I will try to cool off for awhile, but I needed to vent.