The typical congressional schedule finds members in legislative session beginning Tuesday morning and returning to their districts or states Thursday evening for constituent-related work. Members also have district work periods throughout the year, including the entire month of August, during which they remain in their home states. Many people—even members themselves—argue that such a schedule simply does not allow enough time to legislate effectively.
Should a five day work week be mandated? Well.... Read more at http://www.rstreet.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/RSTREETSHORT42.pdf