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July 22, 2014


Congress Agrees To Do Nothing

"Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill are united on one thing: The best strategy this election year is to punt on any big decisions," Politico reports.

"Senate leaders are set to join the Republican House soon to replenish the ailing Highway Trust Fund for just a few months. When lawmakers return to Washington in September from the August recess, they'll very likely have to come together on a short-term funding bill to keep the government open because the traditional appropriations process is bogged down."

"Congressional inaction is a time-honored tradition in the months before an election. But the stagnation in this Congress -- even in the face of mounting national and international challenges -- only bolsters the perception that this is really the least productive in history. And a thaw doesn't appear to be in the offing as each party commits to seeking an elusive, post-election upper hand."












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