Congress To Work Five Days A Week

Ken AshfordCongressLeave a Comment

Yup.  Democrats think that our elected representatives should work harder, and that has some Republicans throwing a fit:

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 […]

"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."

Right now, our congressmen and congresswomen work three-day weeks.  if Rep. Kingston is so concerned about "families", then why doesn’t he sponsor a bill making everybody in the country have three-day work weeks?

And by the way, Representative Kingston, there are other people who perform services to their country, who are taken away from their families for months at a time, and redeployed over and over again.

This is why the GOP lost the last election — their elected representatives feel they entitled to special considerations.