The timing is not a coincidense. They did this just prior to their vaca so there's two weeks for it to be talked about in the media, while they hide.
The funny thing is their vacation is right at the start of the fiscal year and these fucks are supposed to be passing the godamn budget, which they never do. Hell, has anyone even heard one of them even talk about the budget? We're operating under a CR right now, so iirc, they now have unitl Nov. 21 to pass a budget. FFS, you have one job that matters you a-holes.