Congress is typically divided into two annual sessions of the Senate. In 2015, the 114th Congress is in the first session, which began on January 6, 2015. The previous, 113th Congress held two sessions: January 3, 2013 t... More »

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Formal congressional sessions occur twice in any two-year inter-convening period; there is one session per year. During this time, Congress is obligated to conduct all of its legislative, judicial and executive duties, a... More »

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The Pledge of Allegiance was written by Francis Bellamy in August of 1892. Congress formally adopted the pledge in 1942, giving it its formal name, The Pledge of Allegiance, in 1945. More »

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Congress is made up of two houses: the Senate and the House of Representatives. Encyclopedia Brittanica notes that the House is the larger legislative body; its membership number is determined by the population of the st... More »

Formal congressional sessions occur twice in any two-year inter-convening period; there is one session per year. During this time, Congress is obligated to conduct all of its legislative, judicial and executive duties, a... More »

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During a normal session in the U.S. Senate, the Vice President presides. In the absence of the Vice President, the Constitution dictates that a President pro tempore takes over the position. More »

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Beginning and end dates of each session of the U.S. Congress dating back to its conception are available at Senate.gov. For each numbered Congress, there are two sessions spanning the time between elections for U.S. repr... More »

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