Senate Releases 2019 Legislative Calendar

Features Include a two-week October recess

The Senate has released its 2019 calendar, which largely comports with their House counterparts. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)

The Senate schedule for the rest of the year remains in flux, but the Senate calendar for 2019 is firmed out and generally lines up with the schedule outlined across the Dome by the new House Democratic majority.

After returning for a day to convene on Thursday, Jan. 3, the Senate will be back to work on Tuesday, Jan. 8, taking recess weeks that generally coincide with holidays, including two weeks around Easter Sunday.

The longest times in session will be a series of four-week runs. 

The Senate is scheduled to stay in for one week longer than the House before departing for the August recess, but both chambers are scheduled to be out for the entire week of Labor Day.

A quirk of the 2019 calendar provides for a two-week recess for each chamber at the end of September and start of October, based on Rosh Hashanah falling from the evening of Sept. 29 through Oct. 1, starting at sunset on Oct. 8.

Download a copy of the complete 2019 Congressional Calendar.

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