Democrats call for Congressional recess to end

Posted at 6:17 PM, Aug 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-11 18:17:01-04

With more than a month until Congress reconvenes, Democrats want more to be done and have called on representatives to back to work.

Leaders held a news conference Thursday demanding the government to tackle the neglected agenda items it did not address before wrapping up for summer session.

"Our democratic agenda, as we go forward, is about security: national security, economic security and the security of our democracy," minority leader Rep. Nancy Pelsoi said. "All of those priorities are being neglected by the fact that congress has not been in session for weeks, and does not intend to be in session for weeks."

In addition to security, democrats see a need to get legislation passed to fund the fight against the Zika Virus before Congress returns to session on Sept. 6.

"Unfortunately, so far, this is a Congress that have done very little and is, in fact, cut out of town early and not accomplished it's job," said Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA).

Becerra took is attack on Congress further: "It doesn't make a difference if it's Zika, if it's Flint, Michigan lead contamination, you can name it. The American people are wondering, when will we get our work done?"

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