La Camera dovrebbe votare 100 giorni l'anno prossimo nella seconda metà del 117esimo Congresso dopo solo 103 giorni di voto quest'anno, per un totale di 203.
Anche lo scorso Congresso, the 116th that met amid the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic, voted more often, per un totale di 208 giorni — but this number is still scores below the number of voting days from past Congresses.
“With the release of the 2022 calendario, House Democrats have officially scheduled the least amount of in-session voting days of any Congress in modern history,” Il leader della minoranza della Camera Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., ha detto a Fox News. “At a time when Americans across the country are paying more and earning less amid soaring inflation, rising gas prices, and supply chain shortages, House Democrat leadership has decided their caucus will do the bare minimum.”
“President Biden and the Democrat Party have failed to lead — and now Speaker Pelosi’s caucus is failing to even show up to work,” Ha aggiunto.
A confronto, the 115th Congress under Republican leadership saw the House vote on 251 giorni.
Inoltre, the GOP-led 114th and 113th Congresses met for 230 days and 244 giorni, rispettivamente.
The lack of voting coincides with the multiple compounding crises facing America, including the supply chain shortage and immigration crisis crumpling the U.S.-Mexico border.
Inoltre, voting has become easier for members to accomplish through the proxy-voting measure implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pelosi’s office did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment.