Senate Democrats to Hold Retreat This Week

Not much will “get done this week in the Senate, as Democrats head out of town to the posh 573-acre Boar’s Head Inn estate just outside Charlottesville for an issues conference,” Fox News reports.

Aides say it’s all business as members discuss issues for the year, so don’t expect a pop-in visit from President Obama or Vice President Biden "or any guest of equivalent stature." A senior Senate Democratic leadership aide told Fox, "It will just be an issues retreat with presentations from some outside experts."


But it’s not likely to be ALL business. Several spouses were spotted boarding the buses loaded in front of the Capitol Tuesday morning.  And the luxury resort offers a lot of swank at the fingertips: a spa, 26 indoor and outdoor tennis courts, two squash courts, biking, hiking, restaurants, and an 18-hole golf course. But perhaps many will get stuck in the 22,000 square feet of meeting space at the massive AAA-Diamond resort nestled in the Virginia countryside.

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-ND) will “use this week’s Senate Democratic retreat to try to convince his colleagues to support a deficit-reduction plan based on the recommendations of President Obama’s debt commission,” On the Money reports.

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