Congress is in recess. So what might representatives and senators do in their free time?

Miami Dolphins president and CEO Tom Garfinkel, left, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., center, and offensive coordinator Bill Lazor, right, talk as they watch practice during NFL football training camp in Davie, Fla., Monday,Aug. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

WASHINGTON (CIRCA) - Feeling like Congress accomplishes nothing while in session isn't exactly new. Americans on all sides of the political spectrum oftentimes decry a lack of action in the nation's Capitol, wondering why that darned legislative branch can't seem to get anything done. And it's for that reason that a congressional recess seems to draw an awful lot of criticism.

But these breaks aren't quite as relaxing as you might think.

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