Rep. Dan KildeeDaniel (Dan) Timothy KildeeBlue wave poses governing risks for Dems Dems gain momentum 50 days before midterms Dems' confidence swells with midterms fast approaching MORE (D-Mich.) on Thursday said that Congress doesn't deserve its five-week August recess.

"Creating opportunity for hardworking American families and reigniting the American Dream should be the top priority of this Congress," Kildee said on the House floor. "But instead, we are about embark on a one-month legislative recess as the House Republican leadership continues to block action on legislation to create jobs and grow the middle class."


Kildee listed Democratic priorities that have been ignored by House Republicans, such as raising the minimum wage, renewing unemployment insurance and immigration reform.

"Instead of taking those up, we're about to leave town for a month of undeserved time off," Kildee said.

Both the House and Senate are expected to leave town by July 31. Congress is scheduled to return on Monday, Sept. 8.