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November 1, 2014

Cantor Releases 2014 House Schedule

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced the 2014 House schedule on Thursday — leaving lots of time for campaigning.

The House is scheduled to be in session 113 days in 2014.

Of course — as any member will tell you —  the work doesn’t end when lawmakers leave Washington. District work periods are an integral part of representation, particularly when it’s an election year.

Between August and Nov. 4 — Election Day 2014 — the House will be in session 12 days. The chamber will be in session for 27 days between August and the year’s end.

None of these numbers are wildly out of line with recent schedules. In the second session of the 112th Congress, the House was in session 153 days. In the second session of the 111th  Congress, 128 days. The 110th Congress? 119 days. The 109th? 104.

Of course, the schedule is tentative. Cantor canceled some district work days this year, and it’s entirely possible that whole weeks will be changed.

On Thursday, the Virigina Republican touted the schedule for creating certainty and increasing efficiency and productivity in the committee process.

This is also the first time that the House schedule is available on Google and Outlook calendars.

  • ivan

    and our tax money is used to pay these people…Why?

    • johnblack45john

      They shouid be paid by the hour

      • ivan

        If paid at all it should be according to the job done and completed. That would mean no pay at all for most all of them. Lets not forget that these same politicians are paying “staffers” with our tax money to do their jobs.

  • hepette

    its so despicable that they are greed sucking off of american people. my goodness have they done one thing other than try to obstruct the potus? oh yeah they renamed some road out west when they came back from extended easter vacation. KICK THEM OUT NOW. VOTE OUT ALL REPUKE/BAGGERS!!!!!!

  • Ian Grant

    113 days of work. In a year. I don’t know how they stand the pace. /sarcasm.

  • TRK113

    Monday; schedule vote to repeal Obamacare
    Tuesday: Schedule vote to repeal Obamacare

    Wednesday: Schedule vote to repeal Obamacare
    Thursday: Schedule vote to repeal Obamacare
    Friday: Schedule vote to repeal Obamacare. Recess

    Next week,. repeat.

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