Unproductive Congress skips town. Earliest pre-election exit by Congress since 1960Submitted by go213mph on Sat, 09/22/2012 - 20:41
Actually this is probably a good thing. If we're lucky maybe they will never return.
WASHINGTON — The most partisan, least productive Congress in memory has skipped out of Washington so lawmakers can make their case for voters to re-elect them.
The Senate closed the Capitol not long after sending President Barak Obama a spending bill that will make sure the government won't shut down Oct. 1, the start of the new budget year. The measure passed early Saturday by a 62-30 vote.
Left behind for a postelection session is a pile of unfinished business on the budget and taxes, farm policy and legislation to save the Postal Service from insolvency.