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The House That Hardly Ever Works, Even When It Does Work


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Today I read that the House of Representatives only has seven more days scheduled of work this year. We're just at December 3rd and that leaves four weeks on the calendar, but only one week of work. Hmm. During 2013 the House had a total of 239 DAYS OFF. How overworked can they be? They just took the mantle of the least effective congressional session EVER!


For what promises to be the worst congress in history, passing fewer bills than EVER before, here's what lies ahead. A reduced schedule for the second session of the 113th Congress. According to HuffPo:

They have even more off days scheduled for next year.

The 2014 calendar for the House, released in October by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), shows members will only work 113 days. That's down from 2013, when House lawmakers were scheduled to meet for 126 days.

I hope their New Years resolution is to work harder and actually get something done. Certainly they didn't this time around and now they're so overworked they're cutting back their calendar by two weeks. Perhaps if they do even less next year, they can cut 2015 down to once a month meetings at Boehner's house. For the results we're seeing, that should be plenty of time.