With her presidential campaign behind her, Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann is preparing to return full-time to her job representing Minnesota’s 6th District in Congress.
Bachmann press secretary Becky Rogness said the following of Bachmann:
“She will continue to fight to keep our nation safe, free and sovereign by tackling the most pressing issues including our debt crisis, prevention of a nuclear Iran, and Obamacare’s crippling effects. She is also dedicated to seeing the proposed St. Croix River Crossing Project through to completion. She is optimistic about what the rest of the 112th Congress will bring.”
Congress reconvenes Tuesday, Jan. 17. Bachmann ended her presidential campaign last Wednesday, one day after her sixth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses.
Bachmann still has not said whether she will seek re-election to a forth term.
According to the website, GovTrack.us, Bachmann has missed more than 12 percent of her votes since January of 2007 when she was sworn into congress. The website’s statistics show Bachmann missed more than 90 percent of votes during the forth quarter of 2011.
Democrats accuse Bachmann of neglecting her Minnesota constituents in favor of her presidential ambitions, and they will likely to continue leveling that criticism if Bachmann runs for another term.