Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D), U.S. Conference of Mayors president, said Congress should return to Washington from its August recess "without question."

"The idea that they should be on vacation while the economy is going down the toilet is the kind of political malpractice that you saw over the past few weeks," he said.

Villaraigosa called on politicians to cut their August recess short in order to focus on job growth.

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