The congressional August recess has effectively begun, but before departing for home or other recess travels, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act (H.R. 8). This measure would extend all the tax cuts of 2001 – 2003 through the end of 2013. And, while LeadingAge members meet with legislators in home offices, we will continue to work the congressional staff remaining in town to urge that the still-to-be-written continuing resolution for 2013 include the House-passed funding level for Section 202 housing, including the $50 million for new construction. We all have our recess work cut out for us.