Unproductive Congress skips town until November

 

112th-congress1 Unproductive Congress skips town until November  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.

The GOP-controlled House beat its retreat Friday morning after taking one last, futile slap at Obama by passing a bill called the “Stop the War on Coal Act.