Congressional Schedules 2021

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117th Congress, 1st Session – 2021 Published Schedules

The 2021 Schedule: 2021 Congressional Calendar thumbnail - Click image for the PDF available as a 2-page PDF PDF and is online at TCNPS.com or CongressSchedules.com

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.
Federal Holidays: Evolution and Current Practices,” CRS Report R41990 (17-page PDF)
 
The 2021 Schedule is available as a 2-page PDF PDF.
 

Senate
2021 published schedule

Senate Recess = “State Work Period/Week”
2021 Holidays &
Special Events
House
2021 published schedule

House Recess = “Constituent Work Week” / “District Work Week/Period”
January 3 
Senate Convenes

January 4 – 5
State Work Period

January 6
Senate Reconvenes

January 7 – 19
State Work Period

January 1
New Year’s Day

 
January 18
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 3 
House Convenes – Swearing-In Day

January 9 – 20 
District Work Period

February 15 – 19 
State Work Period
February 1
President’s Budget submission (* See 31 USC 1105)

 
February XX
State of the Union

February 15
Presidents’ Day

February 17
Ash Wednesday

February 1 – 5 
Committee Work Days

February 12 – 22 
District Work Period

March 29 – April 9  
State Work Period

 

March 14
Daylight Savings Time begins (spring forward)
 
March 27

Passover begins at sundown
 
April 2
Good Friday
 
April 4
Easter
 
April 12
Ramadan begins

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

March 1 – 12 
Committee Work Days

March 26 – April 12 
District Work Period

April 26 – May 7 
Committee Work Days

May 3 – 7 
State Work Period

May 31 – June 4
State Work Period

May 9
Mother’s Day

May 31
Memorial Day

May 3 – 7 
Committee Work Days

May 24 – 28 
Committee Work Days

May 31 – June 4 
District Work Period

June 28 – July 9
State Work Period
June 14
Flag Day

June 19
Juneteenth

June 20
Father’s Day

June 7 – 11 
Committee Work Days
June 28 – July 9 
State Work Period

August 9 – September 10 
State Work Period

July 4 (and 5)
Independence Day

September 6
Labor Day

September 17
Constitution Day

September 6
Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown

September 15
Yom Kippur begins at sundown

July 2 – 9 
District Work Period

July 12 – 16 
Committee Work Days

August 2 – 30 
District Work Period

August 31 – September 2 
Committee Work Days

September 3 – 8
District Work Period

September 9 – 14 
Committee Work Days

September 15 – 17 
District Work Period

September 16 – 17 
State Work Period

October 11 – 15 
State Work Period

November 8 – 12 
State Work Period

November 22 – 26
State Work Period

 

 October 1
FY 2021 begins

October 11
Columbus Day – Indigenous Peoples’ Day

November 2
Election Day

November 7
Daylight Savings Time ends (fall back)

November 11
Veteran’s Day observed

November 25
Thanksgiving Day

November 28
Hanukkah begins at sundown

October 4 – 15 
Committee Work Days

November 8 – 10 
Committee Work Days

November 19 – 29 
District Work Period

December 10
Target Senate Adjournment

December 13 – 31 
State Work Period

December 15
Bill of Rights Day

December 25
Christmas Day

December 10 
Target House Adjournment
 
December 13 – 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, July 28, 2021 (13-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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