The article:

Is Jon Stewart right that Congress often worked on Christmas?

By Bill Adair
Published on Friday, December 9th, 2011 at 6:48 a.m.

We don't usually check comedians, but a factual claim by Jon Stewart piqued our interest.

The Daily Show host said members of Congress in the 1700s and early 1800s often worked on Christmas. He cited a clip from the History Channel.

Really?

PolitiFact Rhode Island dug into the congressional attendance records and discovered Congress actually rarely met on Christmas.

Advertisement
About this article:

Sources:

See Truth-O-Meter item.

Researchers: Bill Adair

How to contact us:

We want to hear your suggestions and comments.

For tips or comments on our Obameter and our GOP-Pledge-O-Meter promise databases, please e-mail the Obameter. If you are commenting on a specific promise, please include the wording of the promise.

For comments about our Truth-O-Meter or Flip-O-Meter items, please e-mail the Truth-O-Meter. We’re especially interested in seeing any chain e-mails you receive that you would like us to check out. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.

Browse The Truth-O-MeterTM:
Subscribe: