March 20, 2010 9:29 AM Subscribe
What leads to congress assembling on the weekend?
posted by qbxk to Law & Government (3 answers total)
Congress met on the weekend a few months ago for the healthcare bill when it didn't pass, and meeting again today and tomorrow.
What kind of sequence of events leads to congress working on the weekend? How common is this really?
I'm trying to understand how unique this type of event is (assembling on the weekend) and/or how difficult it is to initiate (how much effort/political capital needed to be expended to make it happen?)