That’s from this report from Associated Press. Excerpt:
The quarrelsome House couldn’t even agree on whether to formally adjourn, but that didn’t stop Congress from taking five weeks off.
Coming up are weeks of campaigning to keep their jobs, the Republican and Democratic presidential conventions and a return in September to face the same issues, some of real consequence to the nation’s future, that they’ve left unresolved.
The difficulties of bridging the partisan gap were in evidence on their last day, when lawmakers were unable to agree on two pressing problems: how to help livestock producers suffering from widespread drought and how to protect critical industries from cyberattacks launched by terrorists or other enemies.
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