Congressional lawmakers will straggle into the Capitol this week for the last legislative days before their long summer recess, crunch time in past Congresses but a sleepy time for the underachieving 113th. The last week before the August recess is usually full of late nights, last-minute deal-making and achievements to take home to constituents. This week, the House will not even show up until Tuesday evening.And they'll get right down to the important stuff:
...the House’s marquee moment before adjourning until Sept. 9 will come on Friday with its 40th vote to cripple President Obama’s health care law. House members preparing their vacation plans have been assured that the last vote will be no later than 3 p.m.And the even more important stuff:
In an interview on Fox News Saturday, Rep Steve King (R-IA) said many of his colleagues in Congress are "standing by" him after he claimed many immigrants brought to the U.S. as children are drug smugglers. "My colleagues are standing by me. They come up to me constantly," King said.Well, they don't have much else to do.
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]