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Schedule for Thursday, January 3, 2019

The Senate stands adjourned to convene for a pro forma session at 11:50am. The Senate will then adjourn until 12:00 Noon on Thursday, January 3, 2019.
At 12:00 Noon, the First Session of the 116th Congress will convene. Following the prayer and pledge, the certificates of election will be presented. Senators will then be sworn-in in groups of four. After the swearing-in, there will be a live quorum. After a quorum is established, the Senate will adopt a number of  housekeeping resolutions. Upon completion of the opening day business, we expect Senators McConnell and Schumer to deliver leader remarks.

Following leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.