Boyda Campaign: Congress is Not on Vacation

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

Congresswoman Nancy Boyda's campaign continues to dispute her Republican reelection opponent's characterization of a vote in favor of recessing the Congressional session.

Boyda's campaign spokesperson Thomas Seay said Thursday that State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins' comments that Boyda voted to send Congress on vacation is "inaccurate." Seay says Boyda is back in the 2nd District working, not taking a vacation. He listed several dozen events on Boyda's schedule during the break, including trips to Fort Leavenworth, Fort Riley and the Topeka Chamber of Commerce.

Jenkins said in an interview Wednesday that she was disappointed Boyda cast what Jenkins' understood was the deciding vote for Congress to recess instead of continuing to work on energy policy. Jenkins said she was frustrated the issue hadn't been addressed.

But Boyda's campaign says it is unfair to say she cast a "deciding vote" when the actual vote was 213-197 - not just a one-vote margin. Seay says it is more than the job of Congress to cast votes in Washington. He says they also must take time to return home to hear what's on the minds of constituents, and that's what the vote was about.

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