July 31st, 2008
02:30 PM ET
15 years ago

Cafferty: Does Congress deserve month-long vacation?

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/07/31/art.capital.hill.gi.jpg caption="Congress is about to go on a five week vacation."]

Our Congress should be ashamed of itself.

Despite getting nothing done about the issues troubling millions of Americans – like energy costs, high gasoline prices, offshore drilling – Congress is going to take a month-long vacation starting tomorrow.

In the Senate, Republicans have been blocking any other legislation until they get a vote on drilling. And since the Democrats' prospects seem pretty good for November, they don't want to cave in to the Republicans' demands to vote on drilling now, months before a new administration and Congress. To hell with what the public needs or wants…how can we turn the oil drilling issue into a political advantage for ourselves?

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