Hopefully we’ll see an end to this last Congress’ three-day work week. I read that Congress will have only worked on something like 109 days, this year… pretty sweet schedule, eh? Tuesdays through Thursday, I want a schedule like that too.
“Culture Shock on Capitol Hill: House to Work 5 Days a Week”
[i]Forget the minimum wage. Or outsourcing jobs overseas. The labor issue most on the minds of members of Congress yesterday was their own: They will have to work five days a week starting in January.
Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, the Maryland Democrat who will become House majority leader and is writing the schedule for the next Congress, said members should expect longer hours than the brief week they have grown accustomed to.
“I have bad news for you,” Hoyer told reporters. “Those trips you had planned in January, forget 'em. We will be working almost every day in January, starting with the 4th.”
The reporters groaned. “I know, it’s awful, isn’t it?” Hoyer empathized.
For lawmakers, it is awful, compared with what they have come to expect. For much of this election year, the legislative week started late Tuesday and ended by Thursday afternoon – and that was during the relatively few weeks the House wasn’t in recess."[/i]
Look at this assclown defending the do-nothing Congress: