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VIDEO --- Weekly Examiner: Congress' last efforts before recess

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It was a busy week on Capitol Hill. Just before leaving for their five-week summer recess, the Senate passed a bill overhauling the Veterans Affairs department and a bill replenishing the Highway Trust Fund until May 2015.

The House of Representatives delayed their August recess for a day when they were called back into action after not passing a border bill.

In a 225 to 201 vote, the House authorized Speaker John Boehner to file a lawsuit against President Obama for allegedly overstepping his executive authority and delaying implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., stepped down from his role Thursday as the No. 2 Republican, making way for former House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., to take his place. Cantor also announced he will resign from Congress on Aug. 18 and will not be serving out the rest of his term, which would have run until January.

The July jobs report was released showing the U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs last month. Unemployment went slightly up, from 6.1 percent to 6.2 percent.

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