I wanted to expand upon one of the points I made at the White House Business Roundtable meeting the Chamber hosted a week or two ago.
Calls in recent weeks for Congress to cut short their August Recess (didn’t they have recess in elementary schools) and go back to DC and “do their job” have been growing. I think these calls are misplaced.
First, being out of DC is a very important part of their job. We hear and complain about the “Beltway mentality”. Taking a month to be back in your district and talk to the real people you represent is very important to the men and woman in the US Congress.
Second, and more importantly, they would accomplish nothing if they stayed in DC. Congressional Read More »