For much of 2006, the Congressional work week started late Tuesday and ended by Thursday afternoon -- when, that is, the House wasn't off on recess, which was often. When the gavel comes down on the 109th Congress on Friday, members will have worked a total of 103 days.
(Even while at home, which was a lot, they sometimes worked just as hard to stay out of sight of their constiuents.)
But Madam Foxx better fasten her seatbelt:
Culture Shock on Capitol Hill: House to Work 5 Days a WeekSo much legislation to oppose, so little time, eh, Madam?
The Republicans' answer to being asked to actually work for those hefty salaries?
"Marriages suffer. The Democrats could care less about families -- that's what this says."Why not just go ahead and say, "If we work more, we let the terrorists win."
Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.)
WashPost, 6 Dec. 2006
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