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Sunday Sessions of the Senate (1861-Present)


This list is not comprehensive for dates before 1945. Additional Sunday sessions may have occurred for which no records have been found.
DateVotesTopic of DebateTime InTime Out
2018_0121Jan 21, 2018 0 Continuing resolution; furloughed agencies 1:00 p.m. 9:24 p.m.
2015_0726Jul 26, 2015 2 Highway funding bill 2:00 p.m. 4:34 p.m.
2015_0531May 31, 2015 1 USA FREEDOM Act 4:00 p.m. 9:44 p.m.
2013_1215Dec 15, 2013 0 Budget resolution; Defense authorization 1:00 p.m. 1:20 p.m.
2013_1013Oct 13, 2013 0 Debt Limit 1:00 p.m. 4:46 p.m.
2012_1230Dec 30, 2012 2 Fiscal Cliff 1:00 p.m. 7:26 p.m.
2011_0731Jul 31, 2011 1 Debt limit 12:00 p.m. 8:36 p.m.
2010_1219Dec 19, 2010 2 New Start Treaty 12:00 p.m. 7:12 p.m.
2009_1220Dec 20, 2009 0 Health care reform 1:00 p.m. 11:31 p.m.
2009_1213Dec 13, 2009 1 Omnibus spending bill; Health care reform 1:30 p.m. 5:01 p.m.
2009_1206Dec 6, 2009 2 Health care reform 12:30 p.m. 5:24 p.m.
2009_0111Jan 11, 2009 1 Omnibus Public Land Management bill 1:00 p.m. 2:24 p.m.
2008_0727Jul 27, 2008 0 Pro forma session 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
2007_1223Dec 23, 2007 0 Pro forma session 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
2005_1218Dec 18, 2005 0 Awaiting various conference reports 6:00 p.m. 8:37 p.m.
2005_0320Mar 20, 2005 0 Relief of the parents of Terri Schiavo 2:00 p.m. 4:40 p.m.
2004_1010Oct 10, 2004 1 JOBS bill (corporate tax) 10:30 a.m. 9:20 p.m.
2003_1123Nov 23, 2003 0 Medicare prescription drugs 1:00 p.m. 10:45 p.m.
2000_1029Oct 29, 2000 1 Continuing resolution 4:00 p.m. 7:58 p.m.
1997_1109Nov 9, 1997 0 Appropriations 1:00 p.m. 8:50 p.m.
1995_1231Dec 31, 1995 0 Continuing resolution; furloughed agencies 12:00 p.m. 1:40 p.m.
1995_1217Dec 17, 1995 0 Continuing resolution; furloughed agencies 5:00 p.m. 6:13 p.m.
1995_0519Nov 19, 1995 0 Continuing resolution; furloughed agencies 2:30 p.m. 7:28 p.m.
1990_1028Oct 28, 1990 3 Clean air; year-end measures (Continued session from 10/27/90) 9:00 a.m. (10/27/90) 2:17 a.m.*  (10/28/90)
1990_1007Oct 7, 1990 0 Budget resolution 6:00 p.m. 6:10 p.m.
1990_0930Sep 30, 1990 0 Continuing resolution; debt limit 6:30 p.m. 7:34 p.m.
1989_0519Nov 19, 1989 0 Labor/HHS approps.; catastrophic health 1:00 p.m. 10:45 p.m.
1987_1220Dec 20, 1987 0 Continuing appropriations 6:00 p.m. 8:28 p.m.
1985_1006Oct 6, 1985 2 Public debt; balanced budget 3:00 p.m. 6:12 p.m.
1982_1219Dec 19, 1982 4 Gas tax; highways 2:00 p.m. 8:34 p.m.
1981_1122Nov 22, 1981 2 Continuing appropriations 1:30 p.m. 10:34 p.m.
1978_1015Oct 15, 1978 7 Energy tax; income tax (Continued session from 10/14/78) 9:00 a.m. (10/14/78) 7:16 p.m.* (10/15/78)
1973_1202Dec 2, 1973 3 Public debt limit; campaign finance 10:00 a.m. 11:58 a.m.
1960_0703Jul 3, 1960 3 Sugar Act (Continued Session from 7/2/60) 10:00 a.m. (7/2/60) 8:33 a.m. (7/3/60)
1952_0706Jul 6, 1952 4 Supplemental appropriations FY 1953 (Continued session from 7/5/52) 12:00 p.m. (7/5/52) 5:09 p.m. (7/6/52)
1947_0727Jul 27, 1947 4 Second supp. approps.; conference rpts. (Continued session from 7/26/47) 12:00 p.m. (7/26/47) 3:50 a.m. (7/27/47)
1934_0520May 20, 1934 0 Joint meeting 100th Anniversary of death of La Fayette 10:45 a.m 12:04 p.m.
1929_0303Mar 3, 1929 1 Enlarging Capitol grounds 11:23 a.m. 11:40 a.m.
1928_0506May 6, 1928 0 Memorial addresses for Sen. Ferris 3:00 p.m. 4:05 p.m.
1928_0429Apr 29, 1928 0 Funeral for Rep. Madden 11:45 a.m. 12:59 p.m.
1928_0408Apr 8, 1928 0 Memorial addresses for Sen. Jones 3:00 p.m. 3:50 p.m.
1927_0227Feb 27, 1927 0 Memorial addresses for Sen. Cummins and McKinley 10:30 a.m. 12:05 p.m.
1926_0620Jun 20, 1926 0 Memorial addresses for Sen. LaFollette 11:00 a.m. 1:50 p.m.
1926_0509May 9, 1926 0 Memorial addresses for Sen. Ladd 11:00 a.m. 12:25 p.m.
1924_0525May 25, 1924 0 Memorial addresses for deceased Representatives 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
1923_0304Mar 4, 1923 0 Sugar bill 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m
1923_0128Jan 28, 1923 0 Memorial addresses for deceased Senators 11:00 a.m. 12:55 p.m
1919_0302Mar 2, 1919 0 Memorial addresses for Sen. Husting and deceased Representatives 1:00 p.m. 3:40 p.m.
1919_0209Feb 9, 1919 0 Joint memorial service for Theodore Roosevelt 2:45 p.m. 4:50 p.m.
1919_0202Feb 2, 1919 0 Memorial addresses for deceased Senators 11:00 a.m. 3:35 p.m.
1919_0119Jan 19, 1919 0 Memorial address for deceased Senators 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
1918_1215Dec 15, 1918 0 Memorial addresses for Senator Tillman 11:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
1917_0916Sep 16, 1917 0 Honoring deceased Senators 10:30 a.m. 1:25 p.m.
1917_0304Mar 4, 1917 1 Armed merchant ships Time not recorded 12:00 p.m.*
1917_0225Feb 25, 1917 0 Honoring deceased Representatives 2:00 p.m. 4:05 p.m.
1917_0218Feb 18, 1917 0 Honoring deceased Senators 11:00 a.m. 1:35 p.m.
1915_0228Feb 28, 1915 0 Honoring deceased Representatives 10:45 a.m. 11:25 a.m.
1914_1213Dec 13, 1914 0 Funeral for Rep. Payne 11:00 a.m. 11:47 a.m.
1907_0303Mar 3, 1907 3 Merchant marine, year-end measures 11:00 a.m. 11:42 p.m.*
1861_0303Mar 3, 1861 20 Slavery; Constitution 12:30 p.m. Time not recorded*