Originally Posted by FishingRod
In short, it is a session in which nothing is expected to happen. A time where they are not doing squat, kind of like when the rest of us leave work on a Friday evening.
So do you know what the Recess is and what the difference between the two is and Why the Executive Branch doesn’t get to declare a pro forma session The Recess? I can’t imagine you want Dick Chaney to have the power to just decide they are in Recess when he is President in 4 years.
Well, they're up there not doing anything about the deficit and passing no budget. So what's the difference. They can be in session and decide to pass no laws and that'd be just fine with me. They don't have to be making law.
“The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature.” ~ James Madison, Father of the Constitution
“We do not believe in aggressive or preventive war. Such war is the weapon of dictators, not of free democratic countries like the United States.”~ Truman, Sept 1, 1950