How I spent my summer vacation: Congressional Hits and Misses, Recess Edition

2019 August Recess

A man skateboards outside of Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday September 4, 2019. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)

Congress has been out of session this past month, but the madness doesn’t stop when lawmakers head home. Check out Sen. Bernie Sanders getting bested by a speed bag, Sen. Martha McSally showing off her dog on local news, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez playing with a penguin and Sen. Charles E. Schumer joining a game of ladder ball.

And, for contrast, take a look at all the hard work getting done by the House’s cousin across the pond, the House of Commons, while U.S. lawmakers finish up their summer break.

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