Congress's schedule, regardless of what party controls it, is always full of crap, meaningless resolutions whose only point are to get some face time in the local papers back in the district. Things like renaming post offices after some local Civil War hero.
So while social security is failing and budget defecits balloon and the country's at war...we have this...a resolution commending the Florida Gators on winning the BCS Title Game. H.Res. 39 was passed the day after the title game. Congress of course had taken the day off the day of the game so Congressmen could watch it, thus bringing the number of Congressional work days spent on the BCS Title Game to two.
Yes, it would have taken the whole day.
While I wasn't tuned into C-SPAN this time around, when I was in DC working hard as an intern on the Hill, Baylor winning the 2005 NCAA Women's Basketball National Championship literally brought every Congressman from Texas and more from other states onto the floor to give a speech in support of a resolution that passed unanimously and had no legal binding effect.
But H.Res. 39 is different. One congressman actually voted against it!
Never graduate I guess.
(HT: Justin Phillips)