Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Workin' overtime: Congress is going to have to work a few more days in the next session. Five days a week, that is, probably 40-50 extra days in 2007. The 109th Congress, just about to adjourn for good, worked seven days fewer than the legendary 'Do-Nothing' Republican 80th Congress in 1947. Harry Truman is laughing from the grave. The Post:

Forget the minimum wage. Or outsourcing jobs overseas. The labor issue most on the minds of members of Congress yesterday was their own: They will have to work five days a week starting in January.

The horror.

Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, the Maryland Democrat who will become House majority leader and is writing the schedule for the next Congress, said members should expect longer hours than the brief week they have grown accustomed to.

"I have bad news for you," Hoyer told reporters. "Those trips you had planned in January, forget 'em. We will be working almost every day in January, starting with the 4th."

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