114th Congress to work five day week, or not

capitolYou’re going to see the Senate working five days a week, working Fridays like the rest of America, actually sending legislation, looking at amendments.–Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS)

114th Congress to work five day week? Really, let’s see.

The Senate schedule promises 31 five day weeks, 7 four day weeks, and no three day weeks for a total of 183 working days.

The House schedule promises no five day weeks, 29 four day weeks, and 4 three day weeks for a total of 128 working days.

I give Senator Wicker credit for being mostly right. I don’t know why the House plans to work less than 70% as many days as the Senate, but it may be better that they don’t. It remains to be seen if the Senate will really work forty hours during those planned five day weeks.

© William Hungerford – January 2015

https://www.senate.gov/legislative/resources/pdf/2015_calendar.pdf

http://www.majorityleader.gov/Calendar/114thCongressFirstSession.pdf

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4 Responses to 114th Congress to work five day week, or not

  1. josephurban says:

    Cops work. Teachers work. Truck drivers work. Food service workers work. Congress is in session.

  2. Anne says:

    When we first moved to New England many years ago, I noticed right away that those diamond-shaped warning signs that here read “Men At Work” there said “Men In Road.” Which I thought was genuinely truth in advertizing.

  3. Barbara Griffin says:

    I’m just afraid of what they’ll be working ON. In the first week, they’ve gone after SS disability benefits, pushed Keystone XL through the House, and are threatening a 20 week abortion ban. They can’t trash this country fast enough, can they?

  4. Deb Meeker says:

    In the style of political rhetoric – fairy tales for your enjoyment:
    http://www.congressfoundation.org/projects/life-in-congress/the-member-perspective

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