Working during the holidays is not geshmak. Luckily for members of the U.S. House of Representatives, they don’t have that much of it before the new year begins.
The House is only scheduled to work eight days between now and January 7, when members return for the second session of the 113th Congress.
The House had 239 days off scheduled during 2013, and they have even more off days scheduled for next year.
The 2014 calendar for the House, released in October by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), shows members will only work only 113 days. That’s down from 2013, when House lawmakers were scheduled to meet for 126 days. Only 107 days were scheduled in 2012. Read more here.