Congress: Same hours, half the work
June 19th, 2012
07:36 AM ET
11 years ago

Congress: Same hours, half the work

Washington (CNN) - The current Congress has worked just as many days as its legislative predecessors. It just has a lot less to show for it.

According to a CNN analysis of congressional records that looked at bills that became law and the number of days lawmakers worked, members of the House have spent more than 150 days and Senate just over 140 days in session so far, comparable to previous Congresses at this point in the term.


Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Democrats • Republicans
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Are you kidding me?

    Where are the jobs this congress promised to tirelessly create?

    June 19, 2012 07:55 am at 7:55 am |
  2. Mario

    It time to start cutting their Pay. Republican are doing a good job showing American's that they're not to work for them. It to vote all republicans out of office.

    June 19, 2012 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  3. Obama Mama

    Yep, the do nothing congress. So will they give themselves a raise again?

    June 19, 2012 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  4. Nelson Colorado Springs Co.

    Must be nice to work half a year and get paid for the hole year, and congress talk about to much spending. America is great

    June 19, 2012 09:41 am at 9:41 am |

    Get rid of the ENTIRE GOP HOUSE!!!

    June 19, 2012 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  6. King

    I remembered when Obama got in power he had the Congress for about 8 months before the people elected brown to the Senate and a record filabusting campaign started that stopped a 4 percent growth, which had just came up from a 9 percent decline, in its track, the country have not grown on that scale since then. I know these repubs will get about 65 percent of the white votes who hold all the power in our country. so these repubs feels they can instruct and blame this president, because they know what ever they do, they will still have the power behind them, even though, their policies will destroy our middle class as we know it

    June 19, 2012 09:47 am at 9:47 am |