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Loebsack: Congress Doesn’t Deserve a Summer Vacation

Again Calls for Congress to Skip Vacation and Get to Work

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Washington, August 1, 2012 | Joe Hand (202-225-6576) | comments
Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the Republican Majority in the House of Representatives voted to go on vacation for five weeks.  Loebsack has called on Congress to stay in session multiple times to get critical work done.

“Time and again, Congress has kicked the can down the road, punted, and taken a pass on actually getting something done.  Now the Republican Majority has voted to go on vacation for the next five weeks while our farmers suffer through the worst drought in 60 years, Iowans struggle to find jobs, and critical issue after critical issue facing our nation goes unaddressed.   It is the height of irresponsibility.

“It’s time for Washington politicians to learn what every kid in Iowa knows - if you don’t do your homework all year, you get summer school, not summer vacation.  Congress must stay and get to work, not continue taking votes for politics’ sake and then give themselves 37 days of undeserved vacation.  Iowans are sick and tired of this Washington business as usual, and, frankly, so am I.”
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