WASHINGTON, D.C. - For almost the entire month of August members of Congress are on a recess break, while the rest of the city trudges away. So why is it that the elected officials get a monthlong reprieve from the city’s notoriously sticky heat? Tradition of course!
But with the number of bills passed by Congress dwindling, days in session slowly declining and a favorability rating at an all-time low, is it time for some traditions to be broken?
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