Volumne 12, Issue No. 1
February 4, 2014

Get Ready…Get Set…Go! Check Out the 2011 Congressional Calendar!

Is everyone ready for the 112th Congress? Make sure you know when your elected officials are working in DC, or when you can visit with them back in the district. With a record number of new Members, it’s important for nurses to meet with their elected officials to educate them on issues important to nursing.

The following is the tentative calendar for the House of Representatives and the Senate for the first session of the 112th Congress:

United States House of Representatives

Convenes: January 5
January Recess: January 31- February 4
President’s Day Recess: February 21-25
Constituent Work Week: March 21 – 25
Spring Recess: April 18 – 29
Constituent Work Week: May 16 – 20
Memorial Day Recess: May 30
Constituent Work Week: June 6 – 10
Constituent Work Week: June 27 – July 1
Independence Day Federal Holiday: July 4
Constituent Work Week: July 18 – 22
August Recess: August 8 – September 6
Constituent Work Week: September 26 – 30
Constituent Work Week: October 17 – 21
Constituent Work Week: November 7 – 10
Constituent Work Week: November 21 – 25
Adjournment Target: December 8

United States Senate
Convenes: January 5
State Work Period: January 10 – 21
State Work Period:: February 21 – 25
State Work Period: March 21 – 25
State Work Period: April 18 – 29
State Work Period:: May 30 – June 3
State Work Period: July 4 – 8
State Work Period: August 8 – September 5
State Work Period: September 26 – 30
State Work Period: October 24 0 28
Adjournment Target:  TBD

It is important to remember, that when Congress is adjourned and back in the district, it is an excellent opportunity for nurses to meet with their Representative and Senators. Make sure you visit www.anapoliticalpower.org for more information!

Rachel Conant

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