The 110th Congress convenes tomorrow. House and Senate leaders have announced the congressional calendar for the year.
Use the following calendar to plan visits with Members of Congress. Members and staff emphasize the importance of constituent meetings. Such meetings are an important part of the daily routine in both the Member’s Washington and local offices.
In a dramatic change from previous years, the House Democratic leadership has announced that votes will be held on all week days while the House is in session.
Consider scheduling a meeting with a representative or senator when they are in their local office. These appointments will not be interrupted by roll call votes, hearings, and meetings, and are likely to be longer.
The AIP Government Relations web site has guidance on planning a meeting with a Member of Congress: http://www.aip.org/gov/nb2.html
The following are the dates when Congress will be in recess:
January 15: Martin Luther King Day
January 25-26: House Republican Conference retreat
February 1-2: House Democratic Caucus retreat
February 19-23: President’s Day Recess
April 2-9: Easter Recess for the Senate
April 2-13: Easter Recess for the House
May 28 - June 1: Memorial Day Recess
July 2 - July 6: Fourth of July Recess
August 6 - September 3: August Recess
October 26: Target Adjournment for the House (Senate not known)