Thursday, 24 November 2011

Congress only has to work one day a year!

If you think your representatives in Congress don't get a lot done now, just imagine if they stuck to the bare minimum required. The Twentieth Amendment states that they must meet at least once a year.

This meeting is supposed to take place on January 3rd at noon. But if they're too busy, the law allows them to appoint a different day. The amendment also established January 20 as Inauguration Day. Before then, newly elected presidents had to wait four months before taking office on March 4.


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