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Congressional Groundhog Day?

Jake Sherman: Hoyer: Blame the Senate for our light workload (10/20/09)

The House’s work week was first brought up last month in a POLITICO story , when Democrats justified the schedule because they said they were working hard in committees on passing a health care overhaul bill.

First brought up last month?

Here is Tory Newmyer’s take from March of this year:

House Breakneck Pace Hits Brakes (03/16/09)

Yes, it’s the story that is reborn every few weeks.

We even pulled together a summary a few weeks ago:

FamousDC: Haven’t We Seen This Story Before? (October, 07, 2009)

POLITICO: Lawmakers Revolt Against Long Hours (February 7, 2007)

Jim Abrams: Democrats Vow 5-Day Workweek… Sort Of (January 14, 2007)

Mike Viqueira: SO MUCH FOR THAT FIVE-DAY WORK WEEK… (December 7, 2006)

WaPo’s Lyndsey Layton: Culture Shock on Capitol Hill: House to Work 5 Days a Week (December 6, 2006)

For the record: We support short work weeks … so long as everyone is “wheels up” on Thursday afternoon and we make our long lunches on Friday.