Oh, The Humanity!

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 17 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

$165,200: Annual congressional salary
103: Days of session held be the “Do-Nothing Congress”
1948: Year of the “Do-Nothing Congress”
96: Days of session for the current congress
250: Number of 8 hour days worked in a typical year
$1776: Salary per a day for the current congress
$444,086: Amount the current congress would have made if they worked 250 days at their effective daily salary
$400,000: Presidents annual salary

Not any more though.

From www.washingtonpost.com:

Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, the Maryland Democrat who will become House majority leader and is writing the schedule for the next Congress, said members should expect longer hours than the brief week they have grown accustomed to.

“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.”

A hat tip to Warner Crocker for finding this good news and for also digging up this great take on the situation:

From wickedstageact2.typepad.com:

Jack Kingston of Georgia says that it shows that the Democrats are against families because forcing him to work a five day week takes him away from his family time.

See also: Things That Frustrate Me That I Cannot Effect

Update: Fixed missing “congress”…ha, that’s funny.