Or as the unions would call it, a full day of work.
(The Hill) — The Senate completed a 25-second pro forma session just after 11 a.m. on Friday.
Most senators have left for the Independence Day recess but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) ordered the unusual pro forma session in order to keep the clock running.
Reid wants to hold a vote on a resolution to authorize President Obama’s action in Libya, and he needs to accrue some hours.
According to the Senate rules, legislation must percolate for 30 hours before it sees a first vote — unless a unanimous consent agreement can be reached to wave that time frame. Reid tried to get such consent on Thursday, but Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) objected, which started the clock.
Despite the length of Friday’s session, it counts as a full day of work.