Rep. Huelskamp notes DC an outlier in economic confidence survey

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According to Gallup, confidence in the economy has gone up in Huelskamp's state and in all other states since last year, but confidence remained negative in all 50 states. Only the District of Columbia reported a positive outlook. West Virginia was by far the most negative, Gallup said.

Most members of Congress are home in their districts this month during August recess. Twitter is often the fastest way to find out when and where representatives are holding local events. For example, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who typically visits all 99 counties in his state during August recess, has been using the hashtag #99countymeetings to track his progress.