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Tentative 2008 Legislative Schedule 

110th Congress, 2nd Session

The tentative schedule for 2008 has been announced. The list below identifies non-legislative periods (days that the Senate will not be in session). The schedule is also available in a calendar format (pdf image). The tentative  schedule for 2009 has been announced.

Jan 22

Tentative reconvene

Jan 28

State of the Union

Feb 16-24

State Work Period

Mar 15-30

State Work Period, Easter

May 24-Jun 1


State Work Period

Memorial Day

Jun 28-Jul 6


State Work Period

Independence Day

Aug 9-Sep 7

State Work Period

    Aug 25-28  

Democratic convention

    Sep 1-4

Republican convention


Target Adjournment Date

The 2007 tentative legislative schedule is still available.


Executive Calendar

The Senate Executive Calendar identifies executive resolutions, treaties, and nominations awaiting floor acton.  

Congressional Schedules

Schedules, which differ from calendars, indicate what the House and Senate intend to discuss on a particular day.

Days in Session

These calendars list the days the Senate met for each session of Congress.

Visit the calendars & schedules VRD page to find out more about this topic.

History of Meeting Places

The Senate and House of Representatives first met in New York City's Federal Hall in March 1789.  Since that time, they have occupied numerous meeting places and quarters.

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