Five days a week

As part of their effort to look like they work harder than the “do-nothing” Republican Congress, Democrats have installed a five-day work week for the 110th Congress. Two more days of legislative activity every week means another 12-24 hours of time conservatives will have to play defense against liberal legislation.

You have to hand it to the Dems. Not only is this a great messaging tactic, it is a great legislative tactic as well.

Of course, this all assumes they can keep their members, who have all grown accustomed to short weeks, in line.

One Response to “Five days a week”

  1. TimChapmanBlog.com » Blog Archive » The five-day congressional work week and families Says:

    […] As noted, congressional Democrats are moving to a five day legislative work-week in Congress next year. Some Republicans are criticizing the move: “Keeping us up here eats away at families,” said Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), who typically flies home on Thursdays and returns to Washington on Tuesdays. “Marriages suffer. The Democrats could care less about families — that’s what this says.” […]

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