There are no actual attendance requirements for members of United States Congress, which means a session operates no matter how many are present. Many Americans are troubled to discover that, to earn an annual salary tha... More »

A congressional session is the annual series of meetings conducted by Congress in Washington D.C. The constitution requires Congress to meet at least once every year, although each Congress typically holds two sessions. ... More »

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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A quorum requires that there must be 51 senators present in order for the Senate to do business, while the House requires that the majority of the membership - or 218 representatives - are present. The number required fo... More »

The United States Congress is composed of two houses with a combined total of 535 elected officials serving as representatives. The Senate consists of 100 senators, with two representing each state, while the House of Re... 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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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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