Congressional Schedules 2020

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116th Congress, 2nd Session – 2020 Published Schedules

 
The 2020 Schedule: 2020 Congressional Calendar thumbnail - Click image for the PDF available as a 2-page PDF PDF and is online at TCNPS.com or CongressSchedules.com

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 (PDF) and by the Senate.

In the House, a “House Recess” is also called a “District Work Week” 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/Weeks” and take place during “Senate recesses.”

Also see

 

Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121

For federal holidays, see OPM.
 
 

The 2020 Schedule is available as a 2-page PDF PDF.
 

Senate
2020 published schedule

Senate Recess = “State Work Period/Week”
2020 Holidays &
Special Events
House
2020 published schedule

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

January 1
New Year’s Day

January 20
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 7  House Convenes

January 17 – 26  District Work Period

January 28 -30  Democratic Retreat

February 17 – 21  State Work Period February 4
President’s Budget submission (* See 31 USC 1105)

February 4
State of the Union

February 17
Presidents’ Day

February 26
Ash Wednesday

February 17 – 21  District Work Period
 

March 16 – 20  State Work Period 

April 6 – 17  State Work Period 

 

March 8
Daylight Savings Time begins (spring forward)

April 8
Passover begins at sundown

April 10
Good Friday

April 12
Easter

April 15
Congress completes action on concurrent resolution on the budget (* See 2 USC 631)

April 23
Ramadan begins

March 12 – 22  District Work Period

April 4 – 19  District Work Period

April 22 – 24  House and Senate Republican Joint Retreat

May 25 – 29  State Work Period

May 10
Mother’s Day

May 25
Memorial Day

May 1 – 11  District Work Period

May 22 – 31  District Work Period

June 14
Flag Day

June 21
Father’s Day

July 3 – 17  State Work Period

August 10 – September 7  State Work Period

July 4
Independence Day

September 7
Labor Day

September 17
Constitution Day

September 18
Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown

September 27
Yom Kippur begins at sundown

June 27 – July 6  District Work Period

July 11 – 20  District Work Period

August 1 – September 7  District Work Period

September28 – 29  State Work Period
 

October 12 – November 6  State Work Period

November 23 – 27  State Work Period

 

 October 1
FY 2021 begins

October 12
Columbus Day

November 1
Daylight Savings Time ends (fall back)

November 3
Election Day

November 11
Veteran’s Day observed

November 26
Thanksgiving Day

September 30 – October 11  District Work Period

October 3 – November 13  District Work Period

November 21 – 30  District Work Period
 

December 10  Target Senate Adjournment

December 16 – 31  State Work Period

December 10
Hanukkah begins at sundown

December 15
Bill of Rights Day

December 25
Christmas Day

December 10  Target House Adjournment

December 11 – 31  District Work Period

Sources: US Senate, House Majority Leader, Democratic Whip

 

* 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, May 17, 2012 (17-page PDFPDF). Also see our course, The President’s Budget.

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

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