Steny Hoyer tells the House that they'll finally have to work like the rest of us.
"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."
"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."
I didn't know being elected to the House means you don't have to work. Working usually helps marriages because---you know--- it helps to feed their families. As C&Ler Brian says: "By the time the gavel comes down on the 109th Congress on Friday, members will have worked a total of 103 days. That's seven days fewer than the infamous "Do-Nothing Congress" of 1948."
The "do nothing" label fits. Mr. Kingston. You may remember him from his ridiculous Hardball appearance during the Foley scandal.