“Serving as a member of Congress is not a part-time job. The primary duty of a member of Congress is to advocate on behalf of its constituency by casting important votes. Some of my colleagues take their office for granted and refuse to accept this responsibility.
“They habitually miss important votes on key policy initiatives and legislation by leaving early or arriving late in order to attend fundraising and campaign events.”
– Rep. Charles Boustany, who’s advocating for Congressmen to get their pay docked for missing votes.