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 had 239 days off scheduled during 2013, and they have even more off days scheduled for next year.
The 2014 calendar for the House, released in October by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), shows members will only work only 113 days. That’s down from 2013, when House lawmakers were scheduled to meet for 126 days. Only 107 days were scheduled in 2012.
“We should not be judged on how many new laws we create,” Boehner told CBS News’ Bob Schieffer in July. “We ought to be judged on how many laws we repeal. We’ve got more laws than the administration could ever enforce.”
- House Only Working 8 More Days This Year (huffingtonpost.com)
- Eric Cantor releases schedule: Our do-nothing Congress to work even less days next year (freakoutnation.com)
- Congress Working In D.C. Less Than 1/3 Of Year In 2014 (miami.cbslocal.com)
- House Reduces Workdays On 2014 Calendar After Working So Hard In 2013 (huffingtonpost.com)
- 113th Congress Sets New Record of Low Congressional Accomplishment (ineedmyownpoliticalopinion.wordpress.com)