Congress needs to heed the advice of Woody Allen, who liked to say, "90% of life is just showing up." Part of the reason why Congress can't get much done is because they're not showing up in the halls of the Senate or House more than a few days a week.
Members of Congress routinely fly home to their districts on Thursday nights to meet with constituents or attend fundraisers, and they often don't return until the following Tuesday.
Former Democratic Senate leader Tom Daschle said that, "When we scheduled votes, the only day where we could be absolutely certain we had all one hundred senators there was Wednesday afternoon."
In 2012, the U.S. House of Representatives has scheduled only two weeks where it will be in session for five days.
Everyone agrees Congress has a lot of work to do. We believe they'd get more done if they actually came to their offices in Washington, DC.
This proposal can be imposed by House or Senate leadership.