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.