"Keeping us up here eats away at families," said Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), whoHow dare they ask for a four and a half day workweek?
typically flies home on Thursdays and returns to Washington on Tuesdays.
"Marriages suffer. The Democrats could care less about families -- that's what
To be fair, Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Calif.), who had intended to retire this year, only to be persuaded to run again, wondered whether the new schedule was more than symbolic.
"If we're doing something truly productive, that's one thing," he said. "If it'sIt's time to get something accomplished.
smoke-and-mirrors hoopla, that's another."