Summer's over: Congress comes back to a plate full of issues
September 5th, 2011
01:05 PM ET
11 years ago

Summer's over: Congress comes back to a plate full of issues

Washington (CNN) - Congress returns this week from its summer recess, and its agenda for the rest of the year can be summarized in one word - jobs.

Lawmakers in both parties are already promoting their own brands of fiscal recovery and job growth as the best way to lift the sagging economy. But the tension and distrust between Democrats and Republicans, built up during the debt ceiling debate over the summer, was evident again in the flap last week over scheduling President Barack Obama's jobs speech to Congress.


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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Back from their undeserved vacation. Usually people have to work to get 4 to 6 weeks off, but not the Boner led house. Repubes ran on jobs, jobs, jobs, and instead, spent their time attacking safety standards, women's rights, seniors, veterans, and the middle class. Now we find out they have to put in a week and a half, and they get another vacation. Fire Boner 2012!

    September 5, 2011 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  2. T'sah from Virginia

    Summer's over: Congress comes back to a plate full of issues
    OMG – Crying Boehner will bring out the tissues
    He’s between a ROCK and a HARD PLACE dealing with the far-RIGHT
    Now his vacation ENDS and it’s time to “flip-flop” in the cockFIGHT!!

    Why wasn’t there any news over the summer of their FANTASTIC Town Halls?
    Remember how they DOMINATED the news when it seemed as if they were in the lead playing HARDBALL??
    They know their FISH is FRIED and they must soon solve their disruptive divisions
    Are they on the SIDE of the far-RIGHT insane or the sane that has the right visions?

    Yes, Welcome back Congress – now what’s NEXT!!! You do not represent a “chosen few” but all of America!!!

    Obama/Biden 2012!!!

    September 5, 2011 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  3. GI Joe

    Bull - it's work left unfinished from the lastt 8 months. They are only in DC 3 days a week, 1 week out of 3. What a life. Show up and yell HELL NO for 3 days and go back to play more golf and get more money from Dick Army and the Koch Brothers.

    Vote the HELL NO CAUCUS OUT in 2012. We need people that represent US - not major corporation profits.

    September 5, 2011 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  4. proudmemberofglobalzero

    Great...another 240 days to name post offices that will be going out of business because they don't know how to do anything but cuts! It is time to cut there salaries and benefits....they do a great job cutting yours.

    September 5, 2011 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  5. proudmemberofglobalzero

    Sorry, they're...on my way out the door to go shopping. Guess what...I am getting PAID to do it. Thank you to the Unions.

    September 5, 2011 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |