What Congress Members Did on Vacation

PHOTO: Mike Quigly at farmer's market
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Congress is in recess for a few more weeks, and members have been staying busy on their vacations. Through scorpion bites, wine-making contests, and a couple of butter cow visits, take a look at what some politicians have been doing on their summer breaks.

PHOTO: Scorpion
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Sen. Jeff Flake Was Bit By Scorpion

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) fell victim to the "perils of living in the desert" when he got bit by a scorpion.

PHOTO: Chuck Schumer at county fair
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Chuck Schumer Attended a Wine Contest

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D - N.Y.) checked out a 'make your own wine' festival at the Wyoming County Fair in upstate New York.

PHOTO: Mike Quigly at farmer's market
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Mike Quigley Visited a Farmer's Market

Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) visited the Lincoln Park Farmer's Market in Chicago.

PHOTO: Pig
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Chuck Grassley at the Iowa State Fair

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R- Iowa) marveled at the biggest pig at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines.

PHOTO: Darrell Issa
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Darrell Issa Ate With Native American Tribe

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) ate a Native American tortilla with the Sycuan Indian Tribe in California.

PHOTO: Butter Cow
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Billy Long Visited Butter Cow in Missouri

Rep. Billy Long (R-Mo.) tweeted that there was "no way to get a good or full picture of the Butter Cow" at the Gerken Dairy Center at the Missouri State Fair.

PHOTO: Tom Harkin
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Tom Harkin Visits Iowa State Fair

According to Sen .Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) the summer's not complete without a visit to the Iowa State Fair, where the famous Iowa butter cow drew crowds of spectators.

PHOTO: Todd Young
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Todd Young Visited Actual Cows

Rep. Todd Young (R-Ind.) learned about longhorn cows at the Hudson Longhorns breeding grounds in Croydon, Ind.

PHOTO: Adam Kinzinger
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Adam Kinzinger Drank a Smoothie

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) enjoyed a green smoothie in Rockford, Ill. "I feel healthier just looking at it," he tweeted.

PHOTO:  Kelly Ayotte
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Kelly Ayotte Stocked Up On Syrup

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) stopped by McFadden's General Store in the White Mountains to stock up on New Hampshire Maple Syrup.

PHOTO: Joe Manchin
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Joe Manchin Lost a Carnival Game

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) was snapped by RollCall.com as he lost a water-shooting game at the West Virginia State Fair in Lewisburg. "I was snookered," he reportedly said.

PHOTO: Watermelon field
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Bruce Braley Observed a Watermelon Field

Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) observed a watermelon field in the city of Ashquelon in Israel. (No word on whether he sampled the fruit.)

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