Happy first week of April, everyone! We’re in the final stretch now — classes are slowly wrapping up, internships are coming to an end, and summer will roll around before we know it. Stay strong!

THIS WEEK ON THE FLOOR

The House and Senate are on Spring recess, so no floor action until April 16.

THIS WEEK IN COMMITTEE

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WHAT WE’RE WATCHING

President Biden [D] unveiled his $2.3 …

Read a full overview of the first day of Congress — or browse the highlights below:

1. The start date for Congress was set by the 20th Amendment, AKA the “Lame Duck amendment” in 1933.

Before that, members sat for 13 months in office after losing an election. The start date of January 3 can be changed by statute.

2. The text of the oath of office for Congress does not appear in the Constitution.

It simply says that they “shall be bound by Oath…

The 20th Amendment to the Constitution mandates that Congress meet every year on January 3, unless the dates is changed by statute.

The first day of a new Congress follows a well-established schedule, from oaths of office to speaker and officer elections, to rule changes. Here is an overview of…

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