Time a chamber meets after an adjournment until the time it next adjourns. The “day” extending from the time either chamber meets after an adjournment until the time it next adjourns. Because the House normally adjourns from day to day, legislative days and calendar days usually coincide. In the Senate, however, a legislative day may, and frequently does, extend over several calendar days, weeks or months.
LEGISLATIVE DAY FEBRUARY 15, 2013 113TH CONGRESS – FIRST SESSION
- Adjournment to a Day and Time Certain
- Terms and Sessions of Congress
- § 5.30 Terms and Sessions of Congress, § 6.170 Legislative and Calendar Days; Morning Hour and Morning Business, in Congressional Deskbook
- Chapter 2.M. Senate Rule XIV; Chapter 5.L. Calendar Days and Legislative Days; Chapter 8.J. Recess and Adjournment; in Congressional Procedure
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