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  Coons to Senate: You can’t get the job done if you’re always on vacation
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Last EditedCraverguy  Apr 24, 2011 07:29pm
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AuthorKase Wickman
News DateSunday, April 24, 2011 09:30:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionSen. Chris Coons (D-Delaware) appeared on Face the Nation Sunday morning — technically during a Senate vacation for Easter. The Senate has taken five vacations since it came into session in January: everyone gets Passover off, Jewish or not, President’s Day merits a week off, and so on and so forth.

Coons, a freshman, had some choice words about those vacations, namely that the Senate shouldn’t take so many of them.

“I don’t think the Senate is making as much progress as it needs to,” Coons said. “At times I’m so frustrated, I feel like I’m banging my head against the wall trying to encourage forward movement.”

Watch more of the interview below, which aired on CBS’ Face the Nation on April 24, 2011.
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