Hardly working: Congress in session 126 days next year

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FILE PHOTO:  Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) (L) wields his hammer with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) before the "First Nail" ceremony,...
FILE PHOTO: Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) (L) wields his hammer with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) before the "First Nail" ceremony,...
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Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor released the new House calendar for the 113th Congress on Friday, and if you thought the 112th Congress was unproductive—just wait.

In 2013, the House will be in session for a grand total of 126 days. Congress will spend roughly two-thirds of the year not working. In January, Congress will be in session for eight days—which, compared to August where they will be in session for two days, is considered a “full month.” June will be Congress’ busiest month with 16 whole days of work.

If only we could all give ourselves 239 days off every year.

Hardly working: Congress in session 126 days next year

Updated