There are 12 days left before the House packs up for the summer. We wrote a song in tribute.

There are 12 days left in the legislative session before the House packs up for August recess -- a month of fundraising, town halls and relative quiet in D.C. before the autumnal fear of the midterm elections sets in.

Here's a little song to send them on their way, and recap what we have left to get through this July.


Fireworks burst out over Washington during Independence Day celebrations.(Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

When there were 12 days of Congress left, the government gave to me...

12...

more days of working before Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) leaps down from leadering on July 31.

11...

billion dollars worth of money to appropriate to the Highway Trust Fund -- which will run out of funding at the end of July.

10...

renamed Post Offices.

9...

Supreme Court justices whose decision on employers and contraception coverage spurred House Democrats to try to overturn them.

8...

Senate co-sponsors of the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014 who are facing reelection fights this year -- and likely sad that it has no chance of passing.

7...

percent of Americans who somehow still have a lot of confidence in Congress.

6...

toss-up House races to worry about -- according to the most recent Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call ratings.

5...

golden chances for Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to update his constituents about the availability of primetime history programming on the History Channel.

4...

billion dollars in emergency funding for immigration requested by President Obama to fight over.

3...

primary runoffs in Georgia (July 22) and North Carolina and Alabama (Tuesday).

2...

Republican incumbents celebrating (or sulking over) their last sweaty summer in D.C. (Cantor and Texas Rep. Ralph Hall both lost their primaries.)

and 1...

quarterly filing deadline from the FEC. (Or one Buzzfeed post from Sen. Mark Udall. Pick your poison.)

Jaime Fuller reports on national politics for "The Fix" and Post Politics. She worked previously as an associate editor at the American Prospect, a political magazine based in Washington, D.C.
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