Congressmen take a break from Washington

It’s time for “spring break” on Capitol Hill. But KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says it’s a working break for many in Congress.

It’s time for “spring break” on Capitol Hill. But KPCC’s Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says it’s a working break for many in Congress.

Kitty Felde: It’s quiet on Capitol Hill. There are no votes, no hearings for two weeks as Congress moves through its “spring district work period.” For Republican Congressman Dan Lungren, that means talking to voters back home in Sacramento.

Dan Lungren: We are representatives so part of our representation is trying to find out what the major concerns are in our district and how people feel about it.

So as an example, I’m going to go home and spend the next week at home with meetings, a town hall. I will go in public forums, or public opportunities to give speeches.

Felde: The two-week break also often means international travel. Lungren is on his way to India with other House members to discuss immigration and homeland security. Congress returns to work April 20th.

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