‘Damn good to be back’ — Congressional Hits and Misses

Week of June 14, 2021

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Posted June 18, 2021 at 3:25pm

“It feels damn good to be back,” said Rep. Jim McGovern at the start of the first in-person House Rules Committee hearing in more than a year. “At least right now it does; it may not by the time this hearing is over.”

But Congress broke its usual gridlock this week and quickly passed a bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday.

Meanwhile, a fly invaded the Senate floor, Sen. Angus King was “demoted from king to chairman” and Sen. Bill Cassidy led his fellow senators in celebrating Seersucker Day.

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