Congressional Schedules 2014


113th Congress, 2nd Session – 2014 Published Schedules

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This information is included with the course materials for Congressional Dynamics and the Legislative Process, Congressional Operations Briefing – Capitol Hill Workshop, and Advanced Legislative Procedure.

The House and Senate schedules below are adopted from the schedules published by the House and by the Senate.

In the House, a “House Recess” is also called a “district work period” or “Constituent Work Week,” when House members return to their home districts to meet with constituents. In the Senate, these home state visits are called “state work periods” and take place during “Senate recesses.”

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2014 published schedule

Senate Recess = “State work period”
2014 Holidays &
Special Events
2014 published schedule

House Recess = “Constituent Work Week” / “District work period”
January 6  Senate Convenes

January 20 – 24  State Work Period

January 1
New Year’s Day

January 6
113th Congress, Second Session, convenes (pro-forma)

January 20
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 28
State of the Union (tentative)

January 7  House Convenes

January 21 – 24  Constituent Work Week

January 29 – 31  House Republican Issues Conference

February 17 – 21  State Work Period

February 3
President’s Budget submission *

February 17
Presidents’ Day

February 12 – 14  House Democratic Retreat

February 18 – 21  Constituent Work Week

March 17 – 21  State Work Period 

April 14 – 25  State Work Period

March 5
Ash Wednesday

March 9
Daylight Savings Time begins (spring forward)

April 14
Passover begins at sundown

April 18
Good Friday

April 20

March 17 – 21  Constituent Work Week

April 14 – 25  Constituent Work Week

May 26 – 30  State Work Period

May 26
Memorial Day

May 12 – 16  Constituent Work Week

May 23 – 27  Constituent Work Period

June 14
Flag Day
June 2 – 6  Constituent Work Period
June 30 – July 4  State Work Period July 4
Independence Day
June 30 – July 4  Constituent Work Week
August 4 – September 5  State Work Period

September 1
Labor Day

September 24
Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown

August 4 – September 5  Constituent Work Week

September 22 – 26  Constituent Work Week

 October 1
FY 2015 begins

October 3
Yom Kippur begins at sundown

October 13
Columbus Day

November 2
Daylight Savings Time ends (fall back)

November 4
Election Day

November 11
Veteran’s Day observed

November 27
Thanksgiving Day

October 6 – November 7  Constituent Work Week

November 24 – 28  Constituent Work Week

TBD  Target Senate Adjournment December 16
Hanukkah begins at sundown

December 25
Christmas Day

December 12  Target House Adjournment


* The president is required by law (31 USC 1105) to submit his annual budget proposal to Congress by the first Monday in February. In a new administration, the president typically submits a placeholder document and fills in the details some weeks later. See “Submission of the President’s Budget in Transition Years,” CRS Report RS20752. Also see our course, The President’s Budget.

Sources: US Senate, US House of Representatives, and Federal Holidays from OPM.

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