Friday, January 19, 2007

The House's 100 Hours Over at the 87 Hour Mark

The U.S. House of Representatives ended its 100 hours of legislation at the 87 hour mark today. It was fairly productive with the speaker enacting some no smoking policies around the office and the passing of some nonbinding resolution about the troop expansion. When asked why they didn't just call it the 87 hours of legislation Pelosi stated that the American public doesn't understand numbers like 87 or 63 or 42 they need simple ones like 10 or 20 or 100. She added that at the beginning some of the new members wanted to work extra hours or maybe on the weekends to hit the 100 hours promise, but that was voted down in an effort to "not set a bad precedent". The new members were then taunted and threatened to have their page privileges removed. Pelosi expects no more problems from the junior members.

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