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.