The House is scheduled to vote on 100 days next year in the second half of the 117th Congress after only 103 voting days this year, for a total of 203.
Even last Congress, the 116th that met amid the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic, voted more often, for a total of 208 일 — but this number is still scores below the number of voting days from past Congresses.
“With the release of the 2022 달력, House Democrats have officially scheduled the least amount of in-session voting days of any Congress in modern history,” 하원 소수 민족 지도자 Kevin McCarthy, R- 칼리프., 폭스 뉴스에 말했다. “At a time when Americans across the country are paying more and earning less amid soaring inflation, 가스 가격 상승, 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,” 그는 덧붙였다.
비교하여, the 115th Congress under Republican leadership saw the House vote on 251 일.
추가로, the GOP-led 114th and 113th Congresses met for 230 days and 244 일, 각기.
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.
추가로, 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.