Democrats return to Capitol Hill today, five weeks after leaving town. While they were gone, their GOP colleagues staged a revolt on the House floor. Republicans will officially welcome back the majority party at a 3 p.m. rally on the U.S. Capitol steps.
Throughout the five-week congressional recess, Republicans ushered tourists and other visitors to the House floor to hear impassioned speeches about the high cost of energy and the Democrats’ refusal to do anything about it. More than 130 members of the GOP caucus came back to Washington to take part in the uprising, which spanned 25 days in August and September.
Originally started by Reps. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), Tom Price (R-Ga.) and Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.) moments after Democrats adjourned the House on Aug. 1, the uprising quickly gained steam. It attracted national news coverage with frequent mentions of the protest, but more importantly