January 19, 2021 04:12 PM

Schedule for Wednesday, January 20, 2021

At 12:00 noon on Wednesday, January 20th, Joseph R. Biden will be sworn in as President of the United States, and Kamala D. Harris will be sworn in as Vice President of the United States.


The Senate stands adjourned under the provisions of S.Res.5 until 4:30pm on Wednesday, January 20th, and does so as a further mark of respect to the memory of United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick.


Following the prayer and pledge, we expect that Senator-designate Padilla and Senators-elect Ossoff and Warnock will be sworn in as United States Senators. Following the swearing-in, we expect that the Senate will adopt resolutions thanking and designating Senator Grassley as President pro tempore emeritus and electing Senator Leahy as President pro tempore. At that time, Senator Leahy will be sworn in as President pro tempore. Then, the Senate is expected to adopt resolutions notifying the House and the President that Senator Leahy is President pro tempore, followed by adoption of resolutions appointing the Secretaries for the Majority and Minority.


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