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It’s once again time for Congress to start posturing about not taking a month off

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Over the course of the past four decades, members of the House and Senate have been in session for an average of about 14 percent of the days in any given August, well below the 24 percent of days worked in the holiday-riddled month of December. The numbers for the Senate are inflated, by the way, since that chamber holds pro forma sessions every three days to avoid being officially in recess — and, in years past, to stymie presidential efforts to use those recesses to appoint nominees to his administration.

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