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August 2, 2012

No summer vacation for Congress

WASHINGTON D.C. — Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement after the Republican majority in the House of Representatives voted to go on vacation for five weeks. Loebsack has called on Congress to stay in session multiple times to get critical work done.

“Time and again, Congress has kicked the can down the road, punted and taken a pass on actually getting something done. Now the Republican majority has voted to go on vacation for the next five weeks while our farmers suffer through the worst drought in 60 years, Iowans struggle to find jobs and critical issue after critical issue facing our nation goes unaddressed. It’s time for Washington politicians to learn what every kid in Iowa knows — if you don’t do your homework all year, you get summer school, not summer vacation.”

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The Iowegian wants readers to think about the 2014 Appanoose County Fair. It starts Monday and wraps up on Saturday with a demolition derby at 8 p.m. So, the question of the week is, "How many days do you plan to go to the Appanoose County Fair?

A. I plan to attend all six days.
B. I plan to attend five days.
C. I plan to attend four days.
D. I plan to attend three days.
E. I plan to attend two days.
F. I plan to attend one day.
G. I do not plan to go to the fair this year.
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