The House Will Have a Longer Calendar In 2017

Source: MajorityLeader.gov

Source: MajorityLeader.gov

One aspect of congressional capacity i the calendar: how long the House and Senate are in town doing legislative business affects how much they can get done. Rachel Bade of Politico reports:

The House will be in session for 145 days next year, an increase over the 132-day average during nonelection years for the past three GOP-led Congresses. It adds up to 13 more days of work in 2017, spread over several additional weeks.

Read more at http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/house-gop-work-schedule-2017-231992

By the way, the Senate and House 2017 calendars are avaiilable:

House: https://www.majorityleader.gov/2017-calendar/

Senate: http://www.senate.gov/legislative/2017_schedule.htm