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Your Hired Hands: 70-Hour Work Week (!) For Members Of Congress

Your Hired Hands: 70-Hour Work Week (!) For Members Of Congress
Since the 113th Congress was sworn in this past January, until the end of June, they passed — are you ready to be astounded? — a whopping 15 pieces of legislation that were signed into law by the president.

A Congressional Management Foundation study shows the typical member of Congress works 70 hours a week while in Washington and 59 hours/week while in his or her district.

Now, aren’t we just a tad chagrined for all those snide comments about a do-nothing Congress?

Hey, the House — finally — passed yet another farm bill, of sorts, which we can (maybe) expect will go to conference with the Senate, resulting (maybe) in yet another version of a farm bill, which maybe, perhaps, could be passed into law.

“This feels like the movie ‘Groundhog Day,’” Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Debbie Stabenow told reporters.

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