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February 9, 2016

#tbt: Recess Is Almost Here

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A woman sunbathes during a recess week on Capitol Hill on August 22, 1979. Click on photo to enlarge. (Mickey Senko/CQ File Photo Roll Call)

It’s getting muggy out there. If you were at the Roll Call Congressional Baseball game last night you definitely felt the humidity and the heat. Never fear, Capitol Hill, recess is coming!

This 1979 photo by Mickey Senko ran in the Aug. 23 edition of Roll Call and described recess this way: “What is so rare as a day during recess? Beautiful sunny days, smog-free skies, green grass underfoot, and the Capitol Dome overhead … and the boss is out of town.”

  • Jazzy

    Renewui before recess, don’t force us to go without while you take a break! We are out here in the heat too, ya know!

    While you break, we need renewui to have gas for interviews, food, hygiene, rent.

    LTU, if you havent gone to every church in your area, you are not getting the full support that is available. Now is not the time to be proud. Ask for assistance. Plenty are willing to help if you are honest.

  • Yonatan YONATAN

    Has the government forgotten about the three million unemployed workers, and their families, STILL WITHOUT an extension of unemployment benefits since last December? While Billions of tax payers dollars are sent to the Ukraine in an aid package, more and more of these unemployed continue to sink into financial ruin. How can our government send our sons & daughters off to war, but not help their unemployed loved ones back at home? The republican senate has failed these millions of voters, and their families. These Americans have lost all trust and hope and respect for the government because of this lack of compassion, and common decency.These politicians work the least, get paid the most, for doing Nothing.


    The Republican & Democratic parties both have failed the three million unemployed workers without an extension bill since late last December. These families have fallen deeper into financial ruin and deep poverty, over the past six months, waiting for the senate to pass the extension bill. While billions of tax payer dollars have been approves for the Ukraine, and the defense of Europe, no action has been taken to pass the extension bill in the senate. The republicans spent more energy and focus on getting the Koch brothers oil pipeline passed, then they did with any other bill to help average Americans in need. They have proven themselves to be a party lacking in both compassion, and common decency. These millions of families have lost everything while waiting for the government to help them

  • El Capitan

    Liberty is an adaptation to our own ignorance regarding much of the knowledge we make use of each day and the uncertainty associated with future events and circumstances.

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