After closing out the 112th Congress with one final hour, the House opens the 113th Congress with a quorum call, which will be followed by election of the speaker, the administration of the oath of office and the adoption of the House rules package.
The Senate swears in new and re-elected senators.
Convenes at 11 a.m. for the last daily meeting of the 112th Congress.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.