The government shuts down Sept. 30. The farm bill isn't done. The appropriations process is in shambles. Immigration reform is stagnant.
And Congress is heading for the exits.
The tensions on Capitol Hill are high, as legislative achievements are low.
The anger, frustration and disappointment was exposed after the House Republican leadership pulled a transportation spending bill from the floor this week because funding levels were too high for some, too low for others. Instead of recalibrating, House Republicans moved onto a series of bills aimed at stopping what they consider government abuse — legislation that dovetails with their August messaging.