[Vision2020] As Congress returns . . .

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Sun Sep 8 13:50:00 PDT 2013

As Congress returns from a five-week vacation, facing a mere nine days in September in which both the House and Senate will be in session . . .

Remember Raul Labrador, the Idaho Representative who voted against the Veterans Job Corps Act of 2012?

Well . . .

Courtesy of KHQ at:


Labrador: Syria, debt drama to upstage immigration

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Lawmakers are returning to the nation's capital after a five-week break and have unfinished business on immigration.

But Idaho Republican Rep. Raul Labrador has expressed an increasing skepticism that any changes will pass this year, saying wide political differences and more pressing issues, such as Syria and the national debt, will prevent progress.

Immigration has had a prominent place this year in the national conversation as Congress, prompted by President Barack Obama, has debated making changes to the nation's laws. The topic was expected to come up again at some point after lawmakers reconvene Monday in Washington, D.C.

But Labrador said any discussions on the topic will likely have to wait until late fall.


Can somebody please explain why Congress takes a five-week vacation during the summer . . . while being paid $180,000 per year?

Really.  Somebody PLEASE explain.

Seeya 'round town, Moscow, because . . .

"Moscow Cares" (the most fun you can have with your pants on)
Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho

"There's room at the top they are telling you still 
But first you must learn how to smile as you kill 
If you want to be like the folks on the hill."

- John Lennon

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