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    Congress Spending Less Time in Capitol

    What was that about getting America back to work? According to recent analysis by the Bipartisan Policy Center, the number of workdays Congress is spending in Washington has been trending downward for decades, declining 10 percent over the most recent 10-year span. While not necessarily a bad thing — recess does not mean playtime — actual legislation can only happen in the nation’s capital. Now lawmakers have just four days to debate and clear 12 separate bills or else see another mini government shutdown … and calls for a change are growing louder.

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