Congress Breaks For Recess, Many Issues Still Unresolved

Federal lawmakers are in campaign mode since congress is now in recess.

The house wrapped up business early Thursday morning, allowing legislatures to head home.

Thursday President Obama will talk with top congressional Democrats for one final pre-election meeting before lawmakers hit the campaign trail.

Wednesday night, Congress approved a stopgap spending bill that would keep the government running.

But many critics say the lawmakers left without addressing controversial issues.

Washington Democrats will go campaign to try and save their own jobs while doing nothing to save the jobs of working Americans," Indiana U.S. Representative Mike Pence said.

One of the issues, extending the Bush era tax cuts at the end of the year.

The White House wants to extend them only to families making less than $250,000.

President Obama said the GOP's plan to continue tax cuts for high income Americans would add $1 trillion to the federal deficit.