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Senate to Join House in Prolonged August Recess

Senators will return Jan. 11. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Senators are expected to have an extended August recess in 2016, just like their House counterparts.  

That's according to a calendar obtained by CQ Roll Call. The schedule calls for the Senate to be out of session from July 18 through Sept. 5, which is Labor Day. As with the House schedule posted earlier Tuesday, the extended state work period aligns with the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in late July.  

2016 Conventions Spur Extended House Recess

Members will hardly be on Capitol Hill at all next summer. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

In 2016, August recess will feel like forever.  

According to the House calendar released Tuesday, members will spend only a few weeks of summer next year on Capitol Hill, thanks to the Republican and Democratic national conventions taking place in July. Members are scheduled to finish work at the Capitol on July 15 before leaving for a district work period that runs through Labor Day.