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School's Out: Unaccomplished Congress Heads for Summer Vacation

Lawmakers arrived on Capitol Hill Thursday with a lengthy list of critical issues to handle and little time to finish them.

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Lawmakers arrived on Capitol Hill Thursday with a lengthy list of critical issues to handle and little time to finish them.

It didn't go so well.

Separate House and Senate bills meant to tackle an influx of migrants at the border went down in flames, denying President Barack Obama the funds he requested to deal with undocumented migrants arriving from Central America. Senate Republicans easily defeated Democrats' $2.7 billion aid package while House Republicans pulled their slimmed down legislation from the floor, lacking the votes to pass anything.

Congress made minimal progress on other fronts.

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