Budget plans imploding, Congress is heading home

August 1, 2013 • National News

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., right, Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, walk on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at the conclusion of a news conference after Republicans defeated a $54 billion funding bill for transportation, housing and community development grants because it exceeded the punishing spending limits required under automatic budget cuts. Congress leaves for a five week recess Friday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaving piles of unfinished business for the fall, Congress began exiting Washington Thursday for a five-week vacation Login to read more

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