Congress Back From Vacation – And Ready to Do Nothing

Monday, 10 Sep 2012 12:10 PM

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Congress has returned from its summer break, but it’s highly unlikely to accomplish anything of significance before November’s elections, according to Politico.

Given the public’s single-digit approval ratings for Congress, it’s unclear whether the inaction will be seen as a good thing or a bad thing. On the plus side, it would mean that Congress isn’t causing any further harm. But on the minus side it would mean that Congress still isn’t getting anything done.

The Democratic-led Senate may adjourn as early as Sept. 21 for a seven-week recess, right after coming back from its five-week summer recess. Majority Leader Harry Reid will be on the defensive through the Nov. 6 election, GOP aides told Politico.

“Taking their cues from a president who recently said the single greatest regret of [his] tenure was that he didn’t tell the American people enough stories, Democrats appear ready to ride out the rest of the year spinning tall tales that the economy is doing fine while doing virtually nothing about the problems we face as a nation,” Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told Politico.

Democrats also will push jobs bills that have no Republican support and thus won’t pass.

On the Republican side, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith will conduct a hearing this week focused on the Obama administration’s abuse of power. And House GOP leaders will seek to pass a bill reversing automatic defense spending cuts.

Meanwhile, McConnell will keep working for a vote to repeal the healthcare reform law. Even if a vote does happen, the bill won’t pass the Senate.

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