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-- -- a lawmakers are wrapping up their quick session to take a long break for campaigning.
Or resting but they aren't leaving without displaying some of the exact behavior that so many people are finding -- correspondent Molly Henneberg shows us from Capitol Hill.
Before they recess and a couple of days until after the election some parting shots from senate leaders.
First from the top senate Republican I -- we've got.
Crisis level issues to deal worth.
And -- our democratic friends don't seem to want to do a time.
And then the top senate Democrat.
We know what free senate Republicans have done here.
-- -- -- unprecedented.
Filibustering on virtually everything.
There to do list is a -- congress needs to tackle the nation's sixteen trillion dollar deficit.
The federal budget looming sequestration that means massive cuts to domestic and defense programs if congress can't get its spending under control.
The expiring bush tax cuts expiring estate tax rates be expiring payroll tax cut.
The farm bill and the transportation bill just to name a few.
Senate Republicans charged that Democrats are not serious about passing legislation.
The democratic controlled senate has deliberately chosen.
-- Because over the past two years.
The democratic senate has -- in itself.
As an extension.
Of the president's reelection campaign.
Rather than a forum.
For solving the nation's problems.
Senate Democrats say when they do get a bill passed it gets held up in the GOP controlled house.
What takes two chambers to pass a law on the on the other side too many of the congress members.
Particularly the Tea Party folks think compromise is a dirty word.
And which side ends up compromising more one Capitol Hill watcher says depends on who wins the White House and controlled congress in November.
That may break the congressional stalemate.
They can't get a deal I think until that the people have spoken whatever the vote saying itself.
That's that's the key thing they said we're kind of paralyzed until we have this election to see who the winner is.
And maybe even later than that.
You -- says congress may end up passing some short term fixes to get us into next year.
Although senator Reid said today he does not favor that approach but then let President Obama -- president -- and the new congress.
Figure it out.
Molly Henneberg up on the hill Molly thank you.
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