When you really look at the daily activities of Congress, the one inescapable fact is they really don’t do much heavy lifting on a daily basis. Sure, there’s a vote here and maybe a vote there but for the most part, it’s siesta time on the floor itself.
Take yesterday, for example, by a 400-32 (not voting) vote, the House congratulated Spellman College on the occasion of its 125th anniversary.
Then, Congress voted 399-33 (not voting) to recognize “the Life of Preston Robert Tisch and His Outstanding Contributions to New York City, the New York Giants Football Club, the National Football League, and the United States.”
And then by a 401-33 (not voting) vote, the folks passed the “Abraham Lincoln Commemorative Coin Act.”
They all must have been plum tuckered out after a day like that.