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2013 has 261 weekdays. What percent of weekdays is the U.S. House of Rep. planning to work in D.C.?

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  • 88.5% (231 days) (9% people answered this)
  • 59.7% (156 days) (14% people answered this)
  • 49.5% (128 days) (30% people answered this)
  • 29.9% (78 days) (45% people answered this)

1742 people answered.

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Correct answer is: 49.5% (128 days)

Members of the House of Representatives are planning to spend less than half, 49.5%, of weekdays working in Washington, D.C. These include all days the House plans to be “in session.” Do you think you could do your job and get results if you work less than half the weekdays in a year?

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Tell Congress: No Deal, No Break is a nonpartisan campaign delivering a simple message to Washington: don't take any breaks until you reach a deal that brings our debt to a sustainable level.


By joining the cause you'll help communicate this message to Congress. You'll also learn how the nation's debt threatens our future. 
The campaign is led by a group of nonpartisan organizations concerned about America's future, including the Comeback America Initiative, The Can Kicks Back, the Common Sense Coalition, and The Concord Coalition and others.



Members of Congress spend part of their time in Washington, D.C. representing their constituents, but they also spend time home in their districts working with their constituents. 

Take this quiz to find out how many weekdays members of Congress plan to spend in Washington working to solve our nation's problems. 

As a comparison, if you are a worker that receives roughly 10 days off a year (ex. 10 holidays, 10 vacation days), you would work 92.3% of the weekdays in 2013. 

Join the Don't Come Home: No Deal, No Break cause to receive updates about what you can do to pressure your elected officials to stay in Washington and get the job done. 

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