They've packed up and hit the road--but there's a lot of work to do.
??That??s irresponsible,?? says Carlos Delgado of Saginaw.
Congress is not addressing the brewing immigration crisis as thousands flood the nation's southern border.
"If I could talk to those guys, I??d tell them, think before you do something because it affects everybody,?? says Delgado.
??The country is really going down because of disagreement,?? says Bessie Collins of Saginaw.
But elected officials say they're ready to work.
??We should've stayed in. I took the floor of the House of Representatives and called upon the speaker to cancel the recess,?? says Representative Dan Kildee (D-Flint).
Representative Candice Miller declining an interview with NBC25 News Friday but in a YouTube address also says Congress should head back to the capitol.
??The crisis demands the Senate gets beyond business as usual and it's do-nothing approach to government,?? says Miller.
??They make a lot of promises and don't keep them. They say one thing and do another,?? says Delgado.
Congress may need to act quick.
A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows Americans are fed up. 74-percent of voters say congress is unproductive. Congress' approval rating now at 14-percent leaving political analysts wondering, how low can you go?
??It??s a political year, there's no incentive. There are major issues to deal with but there's no incentive to deal with it right now,?? says John Johnson, a political science professor at Northwood University.
When Congress does go back to Washington, D.C., they will only have 10 days to work before they go on break for elections.