The House works about two days a week and the Senate works a little more than that, according to federal records. The 117th Congress is scheduled to have 101 voting days and 59 committee work days, for a total of 160 days, but more legislative days does not equate to more legislation. Congress started their 8-week vacation on July 30th and they will be back in session on September 20th, and although I am not certain, I think that they still are allowed to collect daily per diems of $250 to pay for dinner in the meantime. August recess for the Senate starts after August 6th and they are scheduled to return on September 13th.
Written for Linda G. Hill Life in progress One-Liner Wednesday.