Wednesday, December 06, 2006
One hundred three days, that's how many days Congress was in session this year; seven days short of the infamous 1948 Do Nothing Congress. But that's fixin' to change according to recently elected Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer who released the House schedule to begin January 4th. Read about it here.
The Republicans are saying the extended work schedule is proof that Democrats don't care about families! The Republicans are whining about, well about everything. And they are looking at the silver lining thinking that less time for freshmen representatives in their districts means vulnerability in the '08 elections. Hmmmmm. Oklahoma Democrats could take advantage of this opportunity and start now working on CD1, 3, 4 and 5 as possible pick ups in '08.
BTW, the current salary for rank and file members of the U.S. House and Senate is $165,200 per year.