Congress Begins Two-Week Recess as COVID Relief & Border Debate Await Lawmakers’ Return

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

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    jimK
    04/11/2022

    Seems that we have a lot of urgent things pending.

    Seems that we need our Congress to resolve these things.

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    Glowurm
    Voted Angry
    04/11/2022

    Disgusted!

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    BR
    Voted Sad
    04/11/2022

    Rather than a new Covid relief package, perhaps while Congress is yet on another vacation, can search for the $250 billion that is either lost or stolen or explain why they would not use the $300 billion not spent yet. 

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    J
    Voted Apathetic
    04/11/2022

    Not quite a vacation.  My Republican Representative will speak in Mr Aguilar’s district to the Republican Women Club about various issues he thinks are important, but not Trump’s attempt to steal the election, the Republican desire to raise the taxes on the poor, or the lies about Covid.  It would be nice if they could describe how they plan to make life better. Locking up Democrats, stopping the Trump sedition-insurrection investigation or stopping all Biden’s laws that have passed will not do.

     

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    Robert
    Voted Angry
    04/11/2022

    Another vacation. When is congress ever going to work for the people they were elected to represent? 

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    Andy
    04/11/2022

    Well at least MTG seems to have found something to keep her busy even though it's a few days in process ...

    https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/jimmy-kimmel-marjorie-taylor-greene-reported-joke-police-1235227465/

    😂🤣

    Hey Reps., I'll share with you👍

     

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    Marcia
    Voted Sad
    04/11/2022

    A new law should be - you don't get to leave unless you have gotten your work done!

    Very simple - do your job or no vacation!

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    Frank_001
    Voted Apathetic
    04/11/2022

    Dear Representatives & Senators:

     


    My fellow commenters believe you need to be in regular formal sessions; I am among those who say that would be a waste of time.

     


    The Causes.com Administrators keep the outrage going week after week.  But I believe it is your job to let people know what you are working on even while not in session.

     


    Party Leadership needs to deal with Representatives and Senators who FAIL to have town hall meetings and make themselves accessible to folks other than their donors.

     


    However, for this recess, I think these Spring Holy Days* are a time for family and reflection. 

     


    Be well. 

     


    •  Passover 2022 will begin on the evening of Friday, April 15, and ends on the evening of Saturday, April 23.

    Good Friday Friday, April 15

    This year, the first full moon after Monday, 21 March, is Sunday, 10 April - therefore, Easter Sunday lands on Sunday, 17 April in 2022.

     


    —From various sources. 

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    Andy
    04/23/2022

    Wow, cruz. Fits you like a glove, or maybe this was the 'Real' reason you needed to race home from Cancun. 

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    Andy
    04/23/2022

    Wow, beginning to sound like Kevin isn't getting much local shit done out there in the 23rd in California. His home a little too close to Death Vallley and the drought? But sure seems to have a lot of time to Kiss the Thingy! Just like brady, cornyn and cruz here in Texas. I guess hiding under the sheets... ain't seen any of them recently.

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    icecold83
    Voted Angry
    04/15/2022

    Get your fat, lazy asses back to work!

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    Livia
    Voted Angry
    04/14/2022

    It is very sad what happens in Washington. When there's so much going on in our country that they wanna take two weeks off. Do you really think they deserve it? The American people aren't taking vacations or time off of work for those of us who are working. I don't know whether Washington knows it or not but I can tell you this much the American people are fed up with our government. Government is doing nothing to protect us. We're not being protected by our borders being wide open. Criminals can rob stores and take whatever they want and nothing is being done to stop it from happening. The laws have changed, criminals can do whatever they want. And judges and just took attorneys and lawyers are letting them get away with it. They care more about criminals than they do the victims. Nothing good is happening in America for the American people.

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    USAF59
    Voted Angry
    04/12/2022

    For the amount of income, they should be working FULL TIME on fixing these national debacles going on right now.

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    Dan
    Voted Sad
    04/12/2022

    Clearly out of touch with reality.  The 535 should have skipped all but maybe 3 holidays the last 2+ years.  This administration has been played by China, Russia and soon to be added to the list Iran.  They care only about themselves, power and prestige.  Generally speaking, they really don't care about YOU.  This is no time to even discuss lifting Title 42.  Doing so will elevate the crisis at the border to a full on catastrophe.  If China or Russia want us, they need only cross the Rio Grande.  More covid relief?  WTH!  Get back to work and stay there until we're back to some semblence of equilibrium in the country.

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    Michael777
    Voted Angry
    04/12/2022

    I'm sorry - TWO weeks of vacay? Are you kidding me? What? One week of spring break is not enough for these guys, so they go on a two-week break instead? How do these congressmen get paid SIX-DIGITS annually while only working half the days each year? Most Americans would be lucky to even get a quarter of the vacation time our Senators and Congressmen get each year! And while Congress goes on their vacays, hundreds of President Biden's nominees and agenda policies are left sitting on a still conveyor belt gathering dust for two whole weeks because Schumer and Pelosi could not care less about the possibility that they could lose both houses of Congress this year! Shameful! This needs to be fixed.

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    Daniel
    Voted Angry
    04/12/2022

    It is Full Time pay and Bene's, It's a Full Time Job. Regular people don't get all these days off. Why on Earth should we allow Congress this kind of Slack. USA Citizens are facing problems created by FAILED Politicians. Look at what is going on in the USA. Decent people are Scared Silly. And this has been Sanctioned by BOTH Parties. Spend all your time on things that do nothing to benefit the USA and USA Citizens.

    But, Ya, go on a Two Week Break??!?? Makes about as much sense as a Screen Door on a Submarine.

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    Bobbie
    Voted Angry
    04/12/2022

    Congress never does anything. Get to work already!!

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    RetiredRN
    Voted Angry
    04/12/2022

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    Arlys
    04/12/2022

    As much as I would like to see some "bipartisan" work in the House and Senate, I am not going to hold my breath.  The health and well being of all human beings is the most important item on the agenda.  Sadly this is not going to happen since the "powers that be" would just as soon kill us all off so they can program a new generation who will do as they are told and accept what those powers dictate.  There was once a time in this country's history that a hospital was set up to care for ill immigrants entering our country.  Granted these people were her applying for legal entry and those at our southern boarders are escaping their home countries because we allow their countries to abuse them and condone illegal activities.  As for Putin and Russia, our Corporate Military Complex want the tax dollars they will reeive from war.  Same old BS as always.  "Money talks and everything else---- waits and waits and waits and waits".  New blood is mandatory for the House and Senate along with the abolishment of political parties and big money donors.  Until changes are made things are going to remain the same.  Sucks but that's the way it is.  All I can do is vote.

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    Shari
    Voted Angry
    04/11/2022

    We need elected officials who actually legislate rather than obstruct or obfuscate. Elected officials are required to be accountable to their constituents not their benefactors. Vote them out!

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    Curt
    Voted Angry
    04/12/2022

    Stay on recess! 

    TERM LIMITS! 

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    David
    04/11/2022

    Demand Senator Schumer:
    1. make the Senate session 24x7 until you pass the Build Back Better Act, and all nominated positions are confirmed.

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    Adel
    Voted Apathetic
    04/11/2022

    There is nothing new.  They have gone on vacation again.  Yes, again.  There is a catastrophic war going on, one in which men, women and children are being raped, bombed, and tortured. I can hardly sleep at night after the pictures are shown on the news........I don't know.  Enjoy your Easter.

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    Veronica
    Voted Angry
    04/11/2022

    when they leave with unfinished business hanging it gives an appearance of impropriety, anywjere else in the world you don't complete your assigned tasks, you don't get paid  but, in the halls of government they do regardless which is monumentally unfair to those depending on settled legislation

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    Harold
    04/11/2022

    Number one, it seems that Congress has way to many breaks.

     

    In regard to the current break, it is four days to soon, it should start on 

    April 15 ( have Good Friday off ) and they should return and be back in Washington ready for work the morning of April 25.

    What other area gets two weeks off for Easter when there is work to be done. 

    Oh, and God Forbid, if they would do something for the American people

    instead of benefiting either party or special interest in the country and back home in their state. 

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    Stickyfingers
    Voted Angry
    04/11/2022

    Over 20% of the population of America is illegal. This is madness! These illegal migrants aren't here for asylum. These people are bringing in drugs, guns, Covid and criminal activity. We have no idea who they but the Socialist Liberals are fine with no borders. We have high inflation, homeless  epidemic, drug epidemic, crime epidemic and all the socialist want to talk about is transgenders should be allowed in women sports and 1st through 3rd graders should be taught gender identity. Biden hasn't done anything for America but divide us and embarrass us.