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Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Welfare Queens

According to Congressional Quarterly (subscription required), Congress may soon rid itself of a rarely enforced rule that docks members of Congress’s pay when they don’t show up for work.
The draft Legislative Branch conference report, approved Tuesday by conferees, would exempt senators from that requirement — which hasn’t been enforced for as long as anyone can remember, according to Wayne Allard, R-Colo., Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee chairman.

“If you’re going to ignore a law, let’s get it off the books,” Allard said. “That’s just good government.”

Apparently, requiring elected officials to work is not good government. Let Senator Allard know how you feel.