With so much unfinished business in Washington, I think House members need to stay in Washington and do our jobs instead of taking the next two months off to campaign. American families are hurting and they are looking for Congress to lead.
Instead of wasting what precious little time we have left this year on legislating Grover Norquist's extreme agenda or attacking President Obama's efforts to put more people back to work, we should be buckling down and getting to work addressing the long list of important business facing the nation. From the President's jobs bill to the middle class tax cuts, the looming fiscal cliff and responsible deficit reduction, there's plenty of things we could be doing right now to help the millions of Americans. I want to be part of a do-something, not a do-nothing Congress. This recess is ridiculous.