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Years of the 1st through 115th Congresses (1789-2018)


Since 1934, the first session of a Congress convenes on January 3 of odd-numbered years and adjourns on January 3 the following odd-numbered year. For ease of use, this table lists the closing date of each Congress as an even-numbered year. For exact dates of sessions, consult the Congressional Directory, Sessions of Congress table.
1st 1789-1790
2nd 1791-1792
3rd 1793-1794
4th 1795-1796
5th 1797-1798
6th 1799-1800
7th 1801-1802
8th 1803-1804
9th 1805-1806
10th 1807-1808
11th 1809-1810
12th 1811-1812
13th 1813-1814
14th 1815-1816
15th 1817-1818
16th 1819-1820
17th 1821-1822
18th 1823-1824
19th 1825-1826
20th 1827-1828
21st 1829-1830
22nd 1831-1832
23rd 1833-1834
24th 1835-1836
25th 1837-1838
26th 1839-1840
27th 1841-1842
28th 1843-1844
29th 1845-1846
30th 1847-1848
31st 1849-1850
32nd 1851-1852
33rd 1853-1854
34th 1855-1856
35th 1857-1858
36th 1859-1860
37th 1861-1862
38th 1863-1864
39th 1865-1866
40th 1867-1868
41st 1869-1870
42nd 1871-1872
43rd 1873-1874
44th 1875-1876
45th 1877-1878
46th 1879-1880
47th 1881-1882
48th 1883-1884
49th 1885-1886
50th 1887-1888
51st 1889-1890
52nd 1891-1892
53rd 1893-1894
54th 1895-1896
55th 1897-1898
56th 1899-1900
57th 1901-1902
58th 1903-1904
59th 1905-1906
60th 1907-1908
61st 1909-1910
62nd 1911-1912
63rd 1913-1914
64th 1915-1916
65th 1917-1918
66th 1919-1920
67th 1921-1922
68th 1923-1924
69th 1925-1926
70th 1927-1928
71st 1929-1930
72nd 1931-1932
73rd 1933-1934
74th 1935-1936
75th 1937-1938
76th 1939-1940
77th 1941-1942
78th 1943-1944
79th 1945-1946
80th 1947-1948
81st 1949-1950
82nd 1951-1952
83rd 1953-1954
84th 1955-1956
85th 1957-1958
86th 1959-1960
87th 1961-1962
88th 1963-1964
89th 1965-1966
90th 1967-1968
91st 1969-1970
92nd 1971-1972
93rd 1973-1974
94th 1975-1976
95th 1977-1978
96th 1979-1980
97th 1981-1982
98th 1983-1984
99th 1985-1986
100th 1987-1988
101st 1989-1990
102nd 1991-1992
103rd 1993-1994
104th 1995-1996
105th 1997-1998
106th 1999-2000
107th 2001-2002
108th 2003-2004
109th 2005-2006
110th 2007-2008
111th 2009-2010
112th 2011-2012
113th 2013-2014
114th 2015-2016
115th 2017-2018