Capitol Hill Bureau Chief
Members of the House and Senate called it a day this week and went home to campaign until the November midterm elections.
And even though they skipped town early this year, we can't accuse them of being a "do-nothing" Congress.
Since President Obama took office, the Democratic House and Senate have passed a huge health care reform bill, the Wall Street reform bill and the $800 billion stimulus package.
But they're also leaving town without passing a single one of the 12 appropriations bills that fund the government and they punted on a decision about what to do with the expiring Bush tax cuts.
If you believe the polls, Americans aren't impressed. A Gallup survey last week showed Congress has an 18 percent approval rating with the American public -- the lowest score for a midterm Congress since Gallup began the measurement.
Our online Sunday show panel of Alex Wagner, Helena Andrews, and Bonnie Erbé weighs in:
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