Congress wants time off for World Cup

Lawmakers are joining soccer fans in requesting a break in the middle of the workday on Thursday to catch the United States face-off against Germany in the World Cup.

The U.S. men’s national team head coach Jürgen Klinsmann penned a playful excuse note on Wednesday for soccer-loving workers to submit to their employers ahead of the noontime (EST) game.

On Thursday morning, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) did just that, writing to his boss, Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), on Twitter:

Several members of Congress rooted on the home team ahead of the match.

Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) wrote:

Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) posted on Twitter:

House Democrats Grace Meng (N.Y.) and Dina Titus (Nev.) also voiced their support:

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