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In Reid's Senate, 4-Day Workweeks Rule

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By    |   Friday, 19 Sep 2014 08:33 AM


The Senate adjourned Thursday for an extended break until November, having so far avoided this year to work a full week at a time.

According to The Hill, threats by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to convene a two-week session in September and force lawmakers to work weekends have come to naught.

Senators have not worked a single Friday in 2014, and both parties were keen to leave town Thursday until Nov. 12.

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The break will give members a solid stretch to campaign going into the midterm elections as Democrats face the possibility of losing control of the upper chamber.

Before its adjournment, the Senate was able to complete its work on a stopgap funding bill that will keep the government open through December, passing the legislation with a vote of 78 to 22.


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The Senate adjourned Thursday for an extended break until November, having so far avoided this year to work a full week at a time.
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