It’s another season of uncertainty for lawmakers waiting to complete year-end work and wondering when, or if, they’ll ever get home for the holidays.
That’s the one part about serving in Congress that Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.) will not miss once she leaves next month. The Lone Star State’s senior senator is leaving after nearly two decades of service, and retirement means no more rushing home on December weekends to quickly buy and wrap gifts and trim the tree in between last-minute votes on health-care reform, treaties and the impending “fiscal cliff.”
Hutchison, a lawyer, is expected to return to her legal roots and plans to write her third book, this one about Texas history.
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