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The House is not scheduled to meet any more than four days per week during the first session of the 113th Congress. A Senate leadership aide said that, although the Senate schedule released did not denote each and every day the chamber would be in session, the assumption going forward is that the Senate will generally be working five-day weeks.
They start work on January 3rd, and take a five week summer recess starting August 5th.
In addition to that recess, there will be more: One the week of February 18, the weeks of March 25 and April 5, the week of April 29, the week of May 27, the week of July 1, and the week of October 14. Eric Cantor sees House recesses coming up the weeks of November 4 and November 25, and adjourning for the year by December 13.
The Senate schedule only goes through November 11. The list below identifies expected non-legislative periods (days that the Senate will not be in session):
|Jan 3||Convene||113th Congress|
|Jan 21||Inauguration||Martin Luther King, Jr. Day|
|Feb 18 - Feb 22||State Work Period||Presidents' Day- Feb 18|
|Mar 25 - Apr 5||State Work Period|
|Apr 29 - May 3||State Work Period|
|May 27 - May 31||State Work Period||Memorial Day- May 27|
|Jul 1 - Jul 5||State Work Period||Independence Day- Jul 4|
|Aug 5 - Sep 6||State Work Period||Labor Day- Sep 2|
|Oct 14 - Oct 18||State Work Period||Columbus Day- Oct 14|
|Nov 11||Federal Holiday||Veterans' Day|
|Target Adjournment Date||TBD|
Updated on Nov 30, 2012
The Hill has a little more here.