The Senate was supposed be on a Memorial Day recess during the week
of May 30 and return to Capitol Hill on June 6. Instead, the Senate will
convene for pro forma sessions, but not conduct any business. Senators
will be in their home districts with the Senators from nearby states of
Virginia and Maryland coming in to open and close the Senate each day.
The Republicans insisted that the Senate remain in session to prevent
the President from making any “recess appointments.” In particular, they
want to keep the President from appointing Elizabeth Warren as Director
of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
The House will be in session the week of May 30, beginning on May 31.
View the Senate schedule at: http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/one_item_and_teasers/2011_schedule.htm
View the House schedule at: http://majorityleader.gov/Calendar/112th1stSessionCalendar.pdf