NO matter what side of the spectrum you are on, I think we can all agree that our country is f-ed up. High unemployment, budget deficits, pollution, rising costs of food, gas and other necessities...etc. If you discount weekends and holidays there are 260 work days each year. Congress works 52.6% of a work year. Just when DOES Congress work? Should we demand that these slackers actually WORK? How many of you would keep your job if you showed up 52% of workdays? Final Counts: Full working days â€“ 137 Travel days â€“ 25 Half days â€“ 29 RECESS DAYS â€“ 90 Final Tally: 137/365 37.5% of the year is spent with a full day of working.