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A study has found that “Members of Congress have a pretty strong work ethic,” says Brad Fitch. “They spend about 70 hours a week when in Washington working, and when they are back home, about 59 hours a week.” Yet they only spend 6 percent of their time on personal matters (while in Washington; just 8 percent while at home). That means, Fitch says, “they don’t have enough time to, frankly, recharge their energies.” The Congresscritters’ work ethic, he says, is because “They think the most important thing they need to do is staying in touch with their constituents.” Fitch is the President and CEO of the organization that sponsored the study: the Congressional Management Foundation. (RC/WTOP Washington D.C.) ...The next study I want to see: how many tax dollars Congress diverted to them to pay for the study.
Original Publication Date: 17 March 2013
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