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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.


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

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