America Falters AS The 113th Congress Does NOTHING But Take BREAKS


By Jueseppi B

 

House Speaker Boehner Presides Over Opening Session Of Congress

 

 

The Disgrace Of The 113th United States Congress, Continues….

 

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Out of 365 days in the 2013 calender year, the 113th Congress works 126 days during the year of 2013.

126 days of work in a 365 day calender year.

 

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During the month of August our proud 113th Congressional body, which includes both The House Of Representatives and The U.S. Senate, works a grand total of TWO days.

 

That’s TWO days….for the entire month of August.

 

This while America teeters on the brink of becoming murdered by a lack of Congressional action on: Sequestration, cut SNAP funding, Immigration Reform, Gun Reform Legislation, failed Farm Bill Legislation, and many Presidential nominations sent to Congress.

 

 

From The Washington Post:

 

2013 House, Senate calendars released

 

 

House lawmakers are scheduled to meet for 126 days in 2013, a slight increase from this year, but in line with the Republican strategy of giving lawmakers extended periods  to spend back home.

 

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) released the schedule for the first session of the 113th Congress on Friday. The Senate has not yet announced its 2013 schedule, but if history is any guide, senators will generally be in session for four-week stretches between recesses.

 

As with both sessions of the 112th Congress, the House will keep with a two-weeks-on, one-week-off plan that was a boon for the 89 GOP freshmen lawmakers who sought reelection this year. Democrats regularly bemoaned the schedule, arguing that lawmakers should have been spending more time in Washington working to address the nation’s struggling economy and that the time spent away from the Capitol contributed to the rancorous, partisan nature of most debates.

 

But Cantor said Friday that lawmakers need the time back home for what his office has dubbed “district work periods.”

 

“Time spent in the district between Monday and Friday is essential for meeting with small businesses, employees, seniors, veterans and other local communities during working hours,” Cantor said in a message announcing the schedule. “We will continue to accommodate Members with longer distances to travel home and provide at least one constituent work week each month, with the exception of June.”

 

Indeed, June 2013 will be the House’s busiest month, with a whopping 16 days scheduled for legislative work in Washington. Lawmakers will meet for 14 days in July and October, 12 days in the months of March, April and May and nine days next September.

 

The House officially convenes for the 113th Congress on Jan. 3, when new members will be sworn in. But there are only eight days of legislative business on the calendar in January and 11 days in February.

 

As the holidays approach next year, the House will convene for eight days each in November and December. Keeping with tradition, there will be two days of official business at the start of August, then lawmakers will leave for their summer recess.

 

The 126 days on the 2013 calendar is up from 107 scheduled for this year (a number that may increase as the edge of the “fiscal cliff” nears).

 

The Senate operates on a slightly different schedule, essentially holding about one week-long break each month, usually around religious or federal holidays. The presumption is that senators will meet for at least a part of any other weekday not listed on its official list of days off.

 

The Senate plans to reconvene Jan. 3 and break only Jan. 21 for Inauguration Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

 

In February, senators will take a week-long break for Presidents’ Day and a week-long break in late March and early April to observe Passover and Easter. May is scheduled to be a lighter month for senators, who will enjoy part of a “State Work Period” at the beginning of the month and around Memorial Day.

 

The Senate is scheduled to be in session for all of June, then break for a week to observe Independence Day in early July. The month-long Senate summer recess begins Aug. 5, and they will return Sept. 6, after Rosh Hashanah. There will be no meetings Sept. 14 for Yom Kippur. Finally, senators will have a week-long break in mid-October for Columbus Day and a three-day Veterans Day weekend in November.

 

View the full 2013 House calendar here.

 

 

Thank you The Washington Post.

 

 

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Ok, My question is simple: Why are “We The People” paying the 113th Congress a FULL salary when they are doing less than part time work? 126 days worked out of a 365 day calender year is 126 days working and 239 days off work.

 

If 126 working and 239 not working is NOT part time, explain to me what part time means.

 

Cantor said that mornings will continue to be reserved for committee meetings, with floor votes primarily scheduled in the afternoons. And to ensure that lawmakers can quickly leave Washington as a session ends (usually on Fridays), final votes will be held no later than 3 p.m.

 

“Combined, these reforms have brought increased predictability to Members’ schedules and efficiency to the committees and floor,” Cantor added.

 

But is it too much or too little time spent in Washington?

 

Eric Cantor is a dumbass moron, and so are “We The People.”

 

 

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29 Responses

  1. Now watch them criticize the President for every vacation he takes…and even for the foreign trips he has to make as part of his job…sheesh!

  2. I am so upset with Congress. They are worthless (I may have mentioned this before). I think they should reliquish a per centage of their pay and some of their medical benefits. I am back! LOL. Barbare

    • So good to have you back, so how did the hospital stay go & were the results positive?

      • Well, I don’t have epilepsy but I do faint three or four times a year for no reason they can discern. So it will be back to the neurologist to see what is next.

      • I wish you the very best success finding out whats wrong. ;-)

      • Evening, I don’t usually write on race relations. She really upset me. Did I do a good enough job of it? Did I get across my point?

      • U did excellent, U hit it right on the nail head. I’m tired of her name so i stopped posting about her a couple of days ago. U did us sane folks proud!! ;-)

      • Thanks. My blood pressure goes up when people begin to talk about her.

      • Yeah, her 15 minutes of racist fame are long over.

      • It’s good to see you.

      • Good to see you too. What are you up to these days?

      • I am not really up to much of anything, trying to keep my blog up to date with all the news, both political and current events. That kinda takes a lot of time. How are you feeling health wise?

      • Oh yes. I understand. It does take time to simply write a blog.let alone following all the others. I seem to do a lot of research. I feel a responsibility to be a dependable source of opinion and fact.

      • And you are a dependable source of opinion & facts.

      • Morning. I am watching Zimmerman trial while I get ready for my yoga class. This man will go down in history.. Zimmerman, is a closet racist like I was talking about yesterday.

      • I am avoiding the trial, watching the blatant racism by the defense will just make me very angry.

      • Jane Valez things he was calm, cool and collected. The neighbors have testified. He asked someone to call his wife. And Zimmerman told him calmly to tell her he had killed someone. This scares me that someone could just shoot a kid without provocation. I won’t bring it up again.

      • Oh talking about it is not a problem for me, I just can’t watch the proceedings on TV. It will be the trial of this century for sure.

  3. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    LAZY BUMS!!!! We pay your salary ….. get going and to the job you were elected to do!! The country is on a downslide because of y’all!!! Jeez ……

  4. I hope America will wake upandremove these do nothing Congress People out of office in. 2014.

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