There’s no mistaking from the newly released House calendar for 2024 that it will be an election year.
The House is scheduled to have 28 workweeks in Washington, with the first recess or district work period coming the week of Jan. 22, potentially just after a government funding deadline on or around Jan. 19. As has been clear in 2023, however, the House Republican majority’s best made plans often go off track.
The calendar, released by Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., includes a scheduled two-week break at the end of February, starting with Presidents Day.
Easter Sunday falls early next year, on March 31, with Passover several weeks later. So, the calendar calls for a two-week state work period around Easter and another one just two weeks after House members return to the Capitol.
The House will also be out of session for the party political conventions. The Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wis., is July 15-18, which means there’s only going to be a one-week work period in Washington after the Fourth of July break. Then Democratic National Convention falls after the 2024 Summer Olympics, during what would be the regularly-scheduled August recess,
And in what may be the most optimistic part of the calendar, the House is scheduled to break for election season on Friday, Sept. 27, which would assume there’s no threat of a government shutdown approaching Monday, Sept. 30.
The post-election lame duck session is slated to begin on Tuesday, Nov. 12, the day after the Veterans Day holiday.
The full House calendar for 2024 is available here.