Anyway, it'll now be Monday afternoon to Friday afternoon. As expected, there's already been a couple of Republican whiners, including one that claims that the schedule takes away form time with the family, thus showing that Democrats don't care about family values. The RNC should step on that guy, pointing out that he's not good for the movement.
Yes, yes, sometimes when they aren't in session, they're working in their constituency. There's also the six weekdays to around Memorial Day (when most of us get a single day off), the month-long August recess, the two-week April recess or the weeks off in February, March and July.
*thanks to avantard for the link*