Our House representatives are scheduled to be in the District of Columbus doing the “People’s Work” on 110 days next year.
The Washington Examiner states, “House sets shorter 2016 calendar to prep for election“.
The Huffington Post reports that “House Gives Itself Well-Deserved Break, Will Average Two Workdays A Week In D.C. For 2016”
The New York Times’ headline: “2016 Legislative Calendars Leave Plenty of Room for Campaigning”
Occupy Democrats claims they are taking 255 days off and reminds us that they have “voted down every single family leave bill ever.” (See full statement at the Snopes site linked below).
Snopes.com calls the Occupy Democrats claim FALSE, reminding us that members of Congress have two jobs, the one in Washington and the one being back in their district “speaking with them (constituents) in person, holding town hall meetings, organizing rallies, attending to casework, and otherwise being present in the district or state they represent.”
It is not surprising that they feel that they need to be in the district the 99 days out of the 117 days directly before the November 8 election. No wonder Congress isn’t working.