why-do-members-of-congress-have-to-gavel-in-and-gavel-out-during-recess?

For lawmakers, August recess is a time to meet with constituents and public officials, and spend time with their families. Unless, of course, they have to come back to Washington to preside over twice-weekly pro forma sessions.So, why do members have to come back to Washington to turn the chamber lights on and off? Watch…

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