23 Sep '12, 11am

Congress takes early break #USNews

WASHINGTON (AP):The most partisan, least productive Congress in memory has skipped out of Washington for the campaign trail. The Senate shuttered the Capitol soon after sending President Barak Obama stopgap spending legislation that will make sure the government won’t shut down on October 1. The legislation passed early yesterday morning by a 62-30 vote. Left behind for a post-election session is a pile of unfinished business on the budget and taxes, farm policy and legislation to save the Postal Service from insolvency. The Republican-controlled House had beat its retreat last Friday morning after taking one last, futile slap at Obama – passing a bill titled ‘Stop the War on Coal Act’. It’s the earliest pre-election exit by Congress from Washington since 1960, though lawmakers will return in November after the election to deal with its stack of unfinished work. The approv...

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