Summer recess means fundraising events for Congress members

Jul 26, 2019
Lawmakers need to raise money for 2020 as seats become less and less safe. At least some of them are having fun while doing so.
People ride bicycles alongside the Potomac River in Arlington, Virginia, with the US Capitol in the distance, September 3, 2018, during the Labor Day holiday, the traditional end of the summer vacation season.
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On that three-day congressional workweek

Sep 10, 2014
All of the business in Washington is a lot to tackle in three days.

It's illegal to work in August...for Congress

Jul 22, 2014
According to law, Congress is not permitted to work during the month of August.

August is a busy season for interest groups

Aug 29, 2013
August was once a quiet time in the political realm, thanks to the annual Congressional recess, but now activists use the time to push their agenda -- and Washington message-makers cash in.