The Ritzville Adams County Journal - Eastern Adams County's Only Independent Voice Since 1887

By Rep. Dan Newhouse
Fourth District 

Column: Back to work in the other Washington


Last updated 9/12/2019 at 12:28pm

Each year, Congress breaks from session for what is referred to as “August Recess.”

This month isn’t much of a “recess” at all, which typically implies time to play and relax. Instead, August Recess, more aptly called the August District Work Period, is an opportunity for Members of Congress to return home, work throughout the District, and meet with the constituents they represent.

The federal government has a large footprint in Central Washington – from the Hanford cleanup site in Tri-Cities to the vast public and federally owned lands we enjoy to our ever-vital federal hydr...

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