Only 8 workdays left for House of Representatives

Speaker John Boehner - Washington's Town Crier

Speaker John Boehner – Washington’s Town Crier

A quick story on Huffington Post caught my eye this morning. It looks like while the majority of working Americans face a full month of work until the 2013 year ends, the United States House of Representatives has only eight days of work scheduled.

From the story:

Working during the holidays sucks. Luckily for members of the U.S. House of Representatives, they don’t have that much of it before the new year begins.

The House is only scheduled to work eight days between now and January 7, when members return for the second session of the 113th Congress.

The House had 239 days off scheduled during 2013, and they have even more off days scheduled for next year.

See this is part of the problem when people who do not believe in governing are left in charge of government.The House Republicans have successfully voted multiple times this year to repeal Obamacare, but when it comes to coming together to pass something like funding for food stamps for the poor, well they just don’t have enough time to get to that. They don’t even seem to have enough time to pass a budget that has a chance of becoming law.

But you won’t see Speaker John Boehner crying over this. This is what the TEA Party wing of the Republican caucus wants. And what these extremists want, they get.

  3 comments for “Only 8 workdays left for House of Representatives

  1. junior
    December 2, 2013 at 7:39 am

    House Speaker John Boehner has said that Congress “should not be judged on how many new laws we create, we ought to be judged on how many laws that we repeal.”

  2. Ida MacMurray
    December 2, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    If the House Republicans don’t want to work and don’t want to govern, then they should do us a favor and resign.

  3. Junior
    December 2, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Dan – Using your figure here Republican controlled congresses of 2011-12 &13 have worked more days each of those years than the 2008 thru 2010 dem controlled congresses.

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