Congressional Summer Recess

By Reginald Felton

With few exceptions, members of Congress have looked to August as a time to get back home and connect with their constituents. And of course, this year and every other year, members look to this time to garner more votes for their upcoming re-elections set for November.

In fact, all 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 34 members of the U.S. Senate will be headed home to direct their attention and energy to campaigning for re-election (with the exception of those who have announced their planned departures).

Local school board members across the nation want Congress to use some of that energy to focus on thoughtful
responses to constituents regarding what appear to be very limited congressional accomplishments when it comes to K-12 education and the needs of our schoolchildren.

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