Conditional Adjournment (CongressionalGlossary.com)

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Conditional Adjournment

Conditional Design, by Cea.

Conditional Design, by Cea.

When Congress adjourns for more than three days, authority is often provided the Speaker and President Pro Tempore (or the Senate Majority Leader) to reconvene Congress at an earlier date to address an emergency or important issue. This authority is provided in the concurrent resolution authorizing the conditional adjournment.

Also see Adjournment Sine Die; Adjourn for More than Three Days; § 9.50, Legislation Effective within Congress: Simple and Concurrent Resolutions, in Congressional Deskbook; Chapter 8.J. Recess and Adjournment in Congressional Procedure.
 
 

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