Friday, December 05, 2008

That's nice of them.

Considering how many Americans are unemployed or about to be:
House Democratic leaders have decided to lengthen the congressional workweek next year as they try to implement President-elect Obama’s agenda and clear a backlog of priorities no longer subject to the veto of President Bush.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) released a 2009 schedule on Friday that includes 11 five-day weeks and 18 four-day weeks. The House is scheduled to be in session for 137 days before the target adjournment date of Oct. 30.

The five-day workweek had been a signature of the Democrats’ return to power in 2007, but they gave it up in the 2008 election year.

We expect Congress to earn their pay and get things done. That's what we've hired them for.

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