Congressional Schedules 2023


118th Congress, 1st Session – 2023 Published Schedules

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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 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.”

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For federal holidays, see OPM.
Federal Holidays: Evolution and Current Practices,” CRS Report R41990 (17-page PDF)

The 2023 Schedule is available as a 2-page PDF PDF.

2023 published schedule

Senate Recess = “State Work Period/Week”
2023 Holidays &
Special Events
2023 published schedule

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

January 4 – 20
State Work Period

January 2
New Year’s Day observed

January 16
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 3 
House Convenes – Swearing-In Day

January 13 – 23 
District Work Period

February 20 – 24 
State Work Period
February 6
President’s Budget submission (* See 31 USC 1105)

February 7
State of the Union

February 20
Washington’s Birthday/Presidents’ Day

February 22
Ash Wednesday

February 10 – 24 
District Work Period

March 10 – 13  
State Work Period

March 17 – 20  
State Work Period
April 3 -14  
State Work Period

March 12
Daylight Savings Time begins (spring forward)
March 22
Ramadan begins

April 5
Passover begins at sundown
April 7
Good Friday
April 9

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

March 2 – 3 
Democratic Retreat

March 13 – 21 
District Work Period

March 20 – 21 
Republican Retreat

March 31 – April 14 
District Work Period

May 5 – 8 
State Work Period

May 22 – 29 
State Work Period

May 14
Mother’s Day

May 29
Memorial Day

May 1 – 8 
District Work Period

May 26 – June 2 
District Work Period

June 26 – 30
State Work Period

June 14
Flag Day

June 18
Father’s Day

June 19

June 26 – July 10 
District Work Period
July 3 – 7 
State Work Period

July 31 – September 4 
State Work Period

July 4 (and 3)
Independence Day

September 4
Labor Day

September 17
Constitution Day

September 15
Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown

September 24
Yom Kippur begins at sundown

July 31 – September 11 
District Work Period

October 9 – 13 
State Work Period

November 20 – 24
State Work Period


 October 1
FY 2024 begins

October 9
Columbus Day – Indigenous Peoples’ Day

November 5
Election Day

November 7
Daylight Savings Time ends (fall back)

November 10
Veteran’s Day observed

November 23
Thanksgiving Day

October 2 – 16 
District Work Period

October 27 – November 3 
District Work Period

November 17 – 27 
District Work Period

December 15
Target Senate Adjournment

December 18 – 29 
State Work Period

December 7
Hanukkah begins at sundown

December 15
Bill of Rights Day

December 25
Christmas Day

December 15 
Target House Adjournment
December 15 – 29 
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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