Thursday, December 9, 2010

2011 Congressional Calendars

The 112th Congress’s Republican House majority released the 2011 House calendar on Wednesday  (pdf).   The calendar gives House members at least a full week each month in their districts and differs quite a bit from the 2011 Senate calendar (the House includes the monthly week’s off and does not include the Senate’s full weeks off for Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial and Independence days, for example).  The Senate's 2011 calendar was released by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-NV) office on Tuesday  (on-line here and pdf here).

Key dates and planned recesses include:
  • Congress will convene on Wednesday, Jan. 5.
  • Recess Week of Jan. 17 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) Senate
  • Recess Week of Jan. 31 House
  • Recess Week of Feb. 21 (Presidents Day) both chambers
  • Recess Week of March 21 both chambers
  • Recess Weeks of April 18 and 25 both chambers
  • Recess Week of May 16 House
  • Recess Week of May 30 (Memorial Day) Senate
  • Recesses Weeks of June 6 and 27 House
  • Recess Week of July 4 (Independence Day) Senate
  • Recess Week of July 18 House
  • Recess Week of Aug. 8 through Labor Day, Sept. 5 both chambers
  • Recess Week of Sept. 26 both chambers (includes the start of Rosh Hashana on Sept. 29)
  • Recesses Weeks of Oct. 17 and 24 for the House and Senate, respectively
  • Recess Week of Nov. 7 House
  • Recess Week of Nov. 21 (Thanksgiving) House
  • Target adjournment for the House Dec. 8 (Senate does not set a target)

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