113th Congress: Work?! (VIDEO ADDED)

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Via Roll Call:

The House is not scheduled to meet any more than four days per week during the first session of the 113th Congress. A Senate leadership aide said that, although the Senate schedule released did not denote each and every day the chamber would be in session, the assumption going forward is that the Senate will generally be working five-day weeks.

They start work on January 3rd, and take a five week summer recess starting August 5th.

In addition to that recess, there will be more: One the week of February 18, the weeks of March 25 and April 5, the week of April 29, the week of May 27, the week of July 1, and the week of October 14. Eric Cantor sees House recesses coming up the weeks of November 4 and November 25, and adjourning for the year by December 13.

The Senate schedule only goes through November 11. The list below identifies expected non-legislative periods (days that the Senate will not be in session):

Date Action Note
Jan 3 Convene 113th Congress
Jan 21 Inauguration Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Feb 18 - Feb 22 State Work Period Presidents' Day- Feb 18
Mar 25 - Apr 5 State Work Period  
Apr 29 - May 3 State Work Period  
May 27 - May 31 State Work Period Memorial Day- May 27
Jul 1 - Jul 5 State Work Period Independence Day- Jul 4
Aug 5 - Sep 6 State Work Period Labor Day- Sep 2
Oct 14 - Oct 18 State Work Period Columbus Day- Oct 14
Nov 11 Federal Holiday Veterans' Day
Target Adjournment Date TBD

Updated on Nov 30, 2012

The Hill has a little more here.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DW7LHDQQLRH5RQG2AGEXP35QGM Mr. B

    The House is not scheduled to meet any more than four days per week during the first session of the 113th Congress.

    If only they could be paid the federal minimum wage commensurate with the hours they put in.

    Then, I'll bet we hear no more bitching from them about Obama "giving away free stuff" or about there should be no more tax cuts for the middle class . . .