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HOH Word of the Week: District Days/District Work Period

District days/district work period . Time off from Washington to go home and work on constituent matters. The House has a periodic schedule of district work days; the Senate takes off one week each month. This practice has been abused by some members, who use it as vacation time.”

— The Congress Dictionary, by Paul Dickson and Paul Clancy.

(Editor’s Note: The copyright for this source is 1993, which shows how much, and how little, things change.)


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