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Posted By: NorthernDog, 3/31/2020 1:16:15 PM

After passing the largest economic relief bill in history, Congress is now considering staying away from Washington for a month or more as the coronavirus makes even the routine act of legislating a dangerous risk for new transmissions. Officially, Congress is scheduled to come back on April 20 as lawmakers try to avoid traveling and congregating amid the raging crisis and as they plot a potential fourth phase of economic relief. Unofficially, it could take even longer for Congress to physically come back into session. And longer still for things to return to anywhere near normal on Capitol Hill, where

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*HEATHER CAYGLE and JOHN BRESNAHAN
Oh please play it safe. Take the rest of the year off!

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Reply 1 - Posted by: singermom9820 3/31/2020 1:17:48 PM (No. 364078)
Great. Just let Trump handle things.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Cardsfan 3/31/2020 1:18:14 PM (No. 364079)
Look for the silver lining!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Taxed2Death 3/31/2020 1:25:46 PM (No. 364084)
“No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session” Mark Twain
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Reply 4 - Posted by: bpl40 3/31/2020 1:25:56 PM (No. 364086)
Don't come back till after Election Day!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: dst4life 3/31/2020 1:29:18 PM (No. 364091)
#2, there is a silver lining indeed. Maybe we will be safer from Pelosi who likes to launch investigations.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 3/31/2020 1:39:11 PM (No. 364101)
Ummmm - - can we make it for the rest of the century? Thanks.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: john56 3/31/2020 1:40:13 PM (No. 364102)
Like we say in Texas, no man's life, liberty or property is safe when the legislature is in session.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: DVC 3/31/2020 1:53:36 PM (No. 364115)
Good news. Old saying, "Congress is in session and no man is safe in his home." If they aren't in session - they can't harm us any more.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 3/31/2020 1:54:28 PM (No. 364117)
Why would a month off be any different than any other time of the year?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: stablemoney 3/31/2020 2:04:21 PM (No. 364129)
I am not sick with the virus, but I am sick with politicians. I can't bear anymore "we are concerned about you" comments from the bunch of them. Please forget about me and my business. I can take care of it, without any government "help".
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Reply 11 - Posted by: bad-hair 3/31/2020 2:06:31 PM (No. 364133)
OK so apparently the USDA Prime steakhouses just closed. A month? I see your month and raise your overpaid butts 3.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Tusker 3/31/2020 2:18:31 PM (No. 364139)
At no pay, none, Zip.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: john56 3/31/2020 2:25:25 PM (No. 364145)
Heck, if they'd stay home, I'd let 'em double their pay. Of course, they'd have to cut their staff down to 10% of the current bloated congressional bureaucracy.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: skacmar 3/31/2020 2:32:00 PM (No. 364148)
If they are able to stay away from Washington DC for a month (not doing their jobs), they are apparently non-essential employees. Maybe they should be eliminated for good. Also, hopefully they will stop being media whores and stay away from the news media while they are out of Washington DC.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: bamboozle 3/31/2020 2:37:41 PM (No. 364154)
Don't let the door hit ya.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Lawsy0 3/31/2020 2:48:31 PM (No. 364163)
And if you go to DC, please go by horseback to save the environment.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: lakerman1 3/31/2020 2:49:31 PM (No. 364166)
good quote, #3, but wrong author. Gideon tucker wrote that in 1866. (Mark Twain-Samuel Clemens has more sayings incorrectly attributed to him than anyone.)
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Rather Read 3/31/2020 2:50:42 PM (No. 364167)
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. Mark Twain
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Winstonian 3/31/2020 2:54:24 PM (No. 364170)
“Politics: “Poli” a Latin word meaning "many" and "tics" meaning "bloodsucking creatures". - Robin Williams
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Reply 20 - Posted by: red1066 3/31/2020 3:10:59 PM (No. 364182)
The country may be saved yet.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: 3XALADY 3/31/2020 3:18:39 PM (No. 364186)
Dhims will use this down time to fill up another thousand pages with their wants.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Strike3 3/31/2020 3:31:34 PM (No. 364198)
Please go and yes, extend your paid vacation. Just imagine what President Trump can do with executive orders in your absence. Does that scare you? It didn't scare you when the Kenyan Girlie Man did it and he didn't even wait for Congress to leave.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: MuncsSister 3/31/2020 3:37:08 PM (No. 364201)
Good. Now it’s time to melt their home office phone lines to demand that they speak out against governors, mayors and city managers who are behaving like total fascists. Federalism doesn’t stop our GOP congressional members from demanding our first amendment rights are protected from the tyrannical edicts of local politicians.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: oldmagnolia 3/31/2020 3:38:55 PM (No. 364203)
Fine, deduct it from their paychecks.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: kewmac 3/31/2020 3:48:39 PM (No. 364209)
Profiles in courage!
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Reply 26 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 3/31/2020 4:03:24 PM (No. 364220)
If so, possibly the least damaging month in American history.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Pearson365 3/31/2020 4:29:15 PM (No. 364236)
1. In the name of decency, avoid microphones for at least a month. 2. If you are going to sell your large stock holdings again, please tell us about the secret briefings that made you act. 3. Please stop dreaming of mad ways to spend our money. Thanks to both parties, we’re now $25 trillion in debt with another $125 trillion in unfunded liabilities. 4. Please donate 50% of the speaker honorariums (bribes) you’ll pick up during this hiatus to the US Treasury. No one is paying you $200,000 per speech for the drivel you spew. The money is a payment for favors.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 3/31/2020 4:57:46 PM (No. 364263)
They never work a 40-hour week anyway.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Bur Oak 3/31/2020 5:21:57 PM (No. 364277)
Congress has just landed a big hoard of pork so they're taking time off to feast. Remember this in the primaries and November.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: anniebc 3/31/2020 7:16:24 PM (No. 364387)
How about 11 months out of the year?
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Crusty_Rusty 3/31/2020 8:31:31 PM (No. 364449)
Really! Congress should recess till the new Congress is sworn in in 2021!
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Reply 32 - Posted by: offrope 3/31/2020 9:00:26 PM (No. 364466)
Time to rush through a lot of recess appointments to the Judiciary.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: rytwng 3/31/2020 10:10:22 PM (No. 364500)
Just think no Pisslosi, no Schiffhead no Chucking Schumer for a month.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: hershey 3/31/2020 10:36:51 PM (No. 364514)
Sure, stay away and give up your phones and internet...that way you can't cause us little people any more harm...
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Trigger2 4/1/2020 2:20:47 AM (No. 364603)
Best news I've heard yet or until Piglousi and Chuckie both have brain farts again.
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