A Look Back at This Week in Politics

Friday, August 03, 2012

The Speaker's rostrum in the U.S. House of Representatives chamber. (Getty)

Congress wraps up its session today before its members go home for a summer recess. Lawmakers have been furiously scrambling through legislation, trying to push through bills before the break, and trying to push themselves into better political standing heading into elections.

But as it often seems with Congress, for every action there is an equal and opposite inaction. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich explains.

Produced by:

Brad Mielke

Contributors:

Todd Zwillich

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Why were food stamps which the administration is now deliberately encouraging people to take advantage of included in a bill with emergency assistance in the first place?

"The Senate is not going to touch this" .."yeah"
Is this irresponsible political obstructionism from Senate Democrats putting politics over a national emergency?
Do we only focus on "those conservatives in the House, yet again" who are trying to provide a responsible package of drought aid while dealing with a 16 trillion dollar debt?

Aug. 03 2012 09:00 AM

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