House and Senate Agendas and Resources

1st Session of the 116th U.S. Congress

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The House of Representatives and the Senate make up the two “chambers” of the Legislative Branch of the United States federal government. Their daily agendas of legislative business are determined by their presiding officers.

In the House of Representatives, the Speaker of the House sets the daily agenda, while the Senate’s legislative calendar is set by the Senate majority leader in consultation with the chairmen and ranking members of the various Senate committees.

116th U.S.Congress, 2nd Session

Agenda items listed here are those published in the Daily Digest of the Congressional Record. The agendas are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the presiding officers.

House Agenda for April 14, 2021: Consideration of measures under suspension of the Rules.

Note: The rules of suspensions are a shortcut in the legislative process allowing bills with little or no opposition to be grouped together on a "Suspensions Calendar" and passed en-masse by a voice vote without debate. There is no corresponding rule of suspensions in the Senate.

Senate Agenda for April 14, 2021: Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of Gary Gensler, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Political Makeup of the House

221 Democrats - 211 Republicans - 3 Vacancies 

Political Makeup of the Senate

50 Republicans - 50 Democrats

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