Posted September 25, 2018 07:13:13The hours of darkness are creeping into Washington, D.C. The legislative branch is working to get things moving as we head into the new year.
The sunset, according to the Constitution, is at 7:59 p.m.
But for the last four decades, lawmakers have made an exception for the wee hours of the morning.
In this era of digital and social media, that has been a source of frustration for many lawmakers.
It’s been a problem that lawmakers say has left them feeling understaffed.
The issue of night shift is a big one, with many members of Congress wondering if it will become an even bigger issue this year as lawmakers take advantage of the extra time to address important legislation.
The bill currently moving through Congress is a sunset provision.
If it passes, it would repeal a sunset rule that had kept lawmakers from setting their clocks back to midnight.
The Senate is set to vote on the measure on Thursday afternoon, and if it passes there would be a simple way for lawmakers to get back to their regular time, with a simple majority.
The House, meanwhile, is set for its first midnight session since the election.
And so far, it has been unable to get the midnight clock working.
Sen. Brian SchatzBrian JeanSchatz, a Democratic member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told The Associated Press he would introduce a bill this week to restore the midnight shift.
The clock is ticking on the legislative branch as we get ready for the new Congress, and there is no easy fix.
We need to get it done,” Schatz said.
He said a bill could be introduced next week that would allow lawmakers to make changes to the sunset rule.
It’s also unclear what happens if a midnight vote does not pass, since Republicans control the Senate and the House, which means a simple Senate vote could kill the bill.
The deadline to act on a sunset is Friday at 11:59 a.m., and a vote to overturn the rule is still possible, although there are less than 30 days left before the end of the year.
Schatz has said he wants to be able to fix the issue before lawmakers leave town in January.
Schulz said the Senate has already begun to work on legislation to restore daylight savings and to repeal the sunset.
He said the sunset has become a sticking point for members, and he hopes to find a way to get something done before the holidays.
The Congressional Black Caucus is also pushing to end the sunset, but there are also Democrats in the caucus who believe it would be better to try to change the law.
Sen.(D-Hawaii), the leader of the caucus, said there is a lot of misinformation and misinformation being spread about the sunset in the halls of Congress, adding that it is an unnecessary expense for lawmakers.”
It’s a great thing that we have the sunset and we’re not forcing anyone to do anything.
But I do think we need to be smart about what we’re doing and where we’re going,” she said.
The move to sunset the clock has been on the minds of lawmakers for some time.
It has been in place since 1977.
But the issue gained traction last year, with the Republican-controlled House voting in favor of a midnight deadline to repeal it.
Rep.(R-Utah), who sits on the House Ways and Means Committee, said he wanted to fix it.”
There is an outdated rule that states, ‘The House of Representatives shall adjourn at noon on December 31,’ which is a terrible law.
It is a law that doesn’t reflect the reality of our nation,” he said.”
I think it’s time to change it.
“The House is set, but the Senate could override the Senate’s rules and bring the midnight deadline back.
Schats proposal would have to clear two-thirds support in both chambers, which would be difficult, since there are a number of Republican members who are in favor and others who are against.
But the House GOP has not said it will consider the measure, and the Senate Democrats are not expected to take it up.
In the meantime, lawmakers are already taking advantage of their newfound daylight savings time.
The Senate is scheduled to vote Friday on a bill that would bring back the midnight rule, but it’s unclear if there will be a vote on it, or whether it will be passed.
A midnight vote on a Senate bill could send it to the House.
Rep.(R-Ohio), who has been vocal in his opposition to the midnight law, said in an email to The Associated Times that he is considering moving to have a vote in the House that would return the midnight clocks to their normal time zone.
The late night is a popular idea for lawmakers in the chamber, but they don’t usually go on record about it.
But Rep. Joe BartonJoe Louis Barton, a Democrat, is trying to save Ohio from its own midnight clock