Saturday, April 08, 2006

It's Hard Work....

The AP has the details:
Congress on Vacation After 2 Weeks of Work

Congressional schedule-keepers had planned for a two-week sprint between vacations to produce weighty reforms on immigration, pensions and tax policy. But Friday, at the finish line, all of those measures were missing.

The 16-day Easter break began just the same.

"Most families do spend a little time together over Easter, so I don't think that it's an unusual time to do it," said Senate Democratic Whip Richard Durbin of Illinois. Durbin said he expects more questions from his constituents about the war in Iraq than Congress' schedule.

As for those who wonder why Congress is taking a two-week vacation with such major legislation unfinished, "They've got a point," said Sen. John McCain.
What's the big deal? I mean, it's not like there's anything important going on, right?

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Anonymous greg said...

we should move the government back to nyc!

4/08/2006 5:39 PM  
Anonymous Antonie said...

Reasons for long breaks: (1) I assume those long breaks originated in the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century when trips back home took very long with horse and carriage. (2) In the old days, correct me if I'm wrong, members of congress had significant estates to take care of at home, and (3) Also, since congress represents the people, it is normal that they go home and talk to them once in a while.

(1) and (2) are hopelessly outdated. (3) is valid, but how much of it is actually taking place?

And yes, pressing matters in D.C. should be taken care of first. Maybe McCain will introduce a new rule?

4/09/2006 7:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And they voted themselves an automatic raise every year, without an intervening election. Current Congress salary, over $165,000. As majority leader, he got over $180,000.

What exactly does our Congress do, especially these days?

After 20 years, Delay's guaranteed pension, which he'll receive right away at the age of 59, will be $67k a year, $1.3 million in 20 years. Not to mention he'll be eligible for the federal retirees health plan.

Why do Representatives have to go to Washington as all? Why not tele-conference and use other technologies?

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