House Speaker Boehner considers cancelling congressional recess
Congress to Boehner: Cancel recess
September 19, 2014  //  By:   //  Politics, US News  //  No Comment

by Carol Thompson

Over three dozen members of Congress have signed a letter urging speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner to prevent the House from adjourning “before we address our nation’s most pressing concerns.”

By November 12, the House will only have worked eight days out of the past 100, according to Rep. Paul Tonko. “Americans deserve better from their elected officials,” the letter, dated today, states.

The Congressman added that the number of urgent matters is growing by the day, including the student loan refinancing act.  If the House adjourns, it will do so for seven weeks.

The letter in its entirety can be found here.

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About the Author :

Carol Thompson is a veteran investigative reporter residing in central New York. She spent 23 years with a local newspaper, The Valley News, before leaving for the Syracuse New Times, and now, VNN. Thompson has won dozens of first-place awards for investigative reporting and was the 2006 recipient of the Syracuse Press Club’s prestigious Selwyn Kershaw Professional Standards Award. Thompson’s reporting has resulted in the arrest of public officials and has prompted policy changes. She uncovered two money laundering schemes that traveled the globe and resulted in the indictments of several developers.