August 3rd, 2012
06:05 PM ET
8 years ago

Video: Congress' to do list left unfinished

(CNN) - CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash reports on what Congress did and didn't do before leaving town.

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  1. Donkey Party

    Worst Congress in history. Thanks GOP / Teabaggers.

    August 3, 2012 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  2. Thomas

    5 weeks of Vacation

    Stocks rallied as a stronger-than-expected July jobs report helped lift markets for the week. All three indexes had been headed for a losing week before the jobs report.

    August 3, 2012 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    I've had one day of vacation all year so far. EFF YOU CONGRESS.

    August 3, 2012 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  4. B.

    Vote the worthless Ba-– out in November !

    August 3, 2012 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  5. hangar13

    There's no need for Congress to do anything until the next session. Any action that doesn't fit in with the Democrats' socialist agenda won't make it past the Senate, and the House will be derided by the Democrats and their media lapdogs as "obstructionist." The lapdogs won't mention that what small progress that has been made toward economic recovery, only began after the Tea Party engineered a GOP takeover of the House, and Obama's destructive agenda was slowed. When he has super-majorities in both houses and owned the government, the weak economy completely tanked. This has been the slowest recovery from any downturn since the Great Depression, which President Hoover tried to cure with massive stimulus, and FDR worsened with even more massive stimulus. Some people learned from that, others didn't.

    August 3, 2012 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  6. T'sah From Virginia

    ►(CNN) – CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash reports on what Congress did and didn't do before leaving town.◄ NOTHING and NOTHING!!!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!

    August 3, 2012 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  7. rs

    Congress' "to-do" list has quite the backlog. Be sure to thank the GOP in November for abandoning work for the American people.

    August 3, 2012 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  8. CBR

    Hope those in the states that are currently in the drought stricken areas realize that this Congress left without addressing the issue of the drought. They will be gone five weeks for vacation. Meanwhile people are suffering across the country. This is absolutely outrageous.

    Hope voters let me know how angry they are but voting these members out of Congress.

    August 3, 2012 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  9. Jane

    This is because on January 21, 2009, the Republicans tore up the real to do list and created a new list with just one item on it: use the powers of our office to obstruct and defy and make sure that black man doesn't get Any Credit for cleaning up Our mess, the interests and needs of the people of America (who pay us) be damned....."

    August 3, 2012 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  10. marty

    I think that during this break, Congress should go to a legislative rehab center and learn how to become statesmen and stateswomen. Then they should take a seminar in the humanities topped off with a lecture on how to act responsibly as their oath of office dictates. Above all else, separate church and state. We, in America, would then have a real, true Congress working on our behalf.

    August 3, 2012 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  11. Larry L

    Anybody with a real job in the private sector, the military, or Civil Service positions would get fired for the performance level of this Congress. Specifically, the Tea Party influence has rendered our Congress completely useless. It appears a group of Congresmen who want our government to fail so they can reap political benefits can create chaos. A lot of Americans are suffering because of these criminals and hopefully, we'll throw the trash out in November.

    August 3, 2012 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  12. Debbie

    Congress epic fail!

    August 3, 2012 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  13. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    The "To Don't" list?

    August 3, 2012 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  14. J.V.Hodgson

    Only one word really needed disgraceful, shameful, pathetic, nonsensical. choose wha you feel fits.
    I guarantee that 80 % of voters either party will select one of those. if polled.

    August 4, 2012 04:32 am at 4:32 am |