FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Why Not Add One More Day to a Five Week Paid Vacation?
Congressman Jeff Denham begins his Congressional Recess with a lot of work left to do.
Modesto, CA – Today, a day earlier than originally planned, begins a five-week taxpayer funded vacation for Congressman Jeff Denham, and he plans to leave Washington without getting much done—again. Meanwhile, the Central Valley continues to cope with a devastating foreclosure crisis and an unemployment rate that is nearly twice the national average. Farmers are also facing increasing uncertainty because of Congress’ failure to pass a real farm bill.
“Congressman Denham purports to be a local farmer, yet leaves Central Valley farmers hanging without passing the farm bill they need right now,” said Jose Hernandez, a Democratic candidate for Congress in California’s 10th Congressional District. “Congressman Denham and the Republican leadership seem more interested in playing politics than just working with both parties to get it done for our Valley.”
With our Valley facing some of the highest levels of foreclosures and unemployment nearly double the national average, you’d think Congressman Denham would have done more to help the Valley get back on its feet. I hope Congressman Denham enjoys his five-week, taxpayer-funded vacation while the rest of the Valley continues to struggle.”