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February 8, 2007
Congress already wants to go home
One of the changes initiated by the new Democrat Congressional leadership was to increase the number of days per week that Congress is in session from three to five. It seems that Congressmen and women in both parties are already starting to complain that this a bad idea. The complaint is that three days of work has been stretched out to five for no good reason other than PR.
Now I'm on the record as preferring that our legislators spend less time in Washington DC and far more time back among people for whom politics are not an all consuming passion. By forcing 535 Congressmen and women to fly back from their homes each Monday to vote on matters as important "as birthday wishes, post office dedications and sports team congratulations" the new Democrat leaders have bolstered my argument that Congress needs to adapt the same telecommuting technologies widely used in the private sector.