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Sunday Sessions of the Senate (1861-Present)


This list is not comprehensive for dates before 1945. Additional Sunday sessions may have occurred for which no records have been found.
DateVotesTopic of DebateTime InTime Out
2020_1025Oct 25, 20201Barrett nomination12:00 p.m.8:45 p.m. (10/26/20)
2020_0322Mar 22, 20201Coronavirus stimulus package2:00 p.m.11:39 p.m.
2018_0121Jan 21, 20180Continuing resolution; furloughed agencies1:00 p.m.9:24 p.m.
2015_0726Jul 26, 20152Highway funding bill2:00 p.m.4:34 p.m.
2015_0531May 31, 20151USA FREEDOM Act4:00 p.m.9:44 p.m.
2013_1215Dec 15, 20130Budget resolution; Defense authorization1:00 p.m.1:20 p.m.
2013_1013Oct 13, 20130Debt Limit1:00 p.m.4:46 p.m.
2012_1230Dec 30, 20122Fiscal Cliff1:00 p.m.7:26 p.m.
2011_0731Jul 31, 20111Debt limit12:00 p.m.8:36 p.m.
2010_1219Dec 19, 20102New Start Treaty12:00 p.m.7:12 p.m.
2009_1220Dec 20, 20090Health care reform1:00 p.m.11:31 p.m.
2009_1213Dec 13, 20091Omnibus spending bill; Health care reform1:30 p.m.5:01 p.m.
2009_1206Dec 6, 20092Health care reform12:30 p.m.5:24 p.m.
2009_0111Jan 11, 20091Omnibus Public Land Management bill1:00 p.m.2:24 p.m.
2008_0727Jul 27, 20080Pro forma session10:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
2007_1223Dec 23, 20070Pro forma session11:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
2005_1218Dec 18, 20050Awaiting various conference reports6:00 p.m.8:37 p.m.
2005_0320Mar 20, 20050Relief of the parents of Terri Schiavo2:00 p.m.4:40 p.m.
2004_1010Oct 10, 20041JOBS bill (corporate tax)10:30 a.m.9:20 p.m.
2003_1123Nov 23, 20030Medicare prescription drugs1:00 p.m.10:45 p.m.
2000_1029Oct 29, 20001Continuing resolution4:00 p.m.7:58 p.m.
1997_1109Nov 9, 19970Appropriations1:00 p.m.8:50 p.m.
1995_1231Dec 31, 19950Continuing resolution; furloughed agencies12:00 p.m.1:40 p.m.
1995_1217Dec 17, 19950Continuing resolution; furloughed agencies5:00 p.m.6:13 p.m.
1995_0519Nov 19, 19950 Continuing resolution; furloughed agencies2:30 p.m.7:28 p.m.
1990_1028Oct 28, 19903Clean air; year-end measures (Continued session from 10/27/90)9:00 a.m. (10/27/90)2:17 a.m.*  (10/28/90)
1990_1007Oct 7, 19900Budget resolution6:00 p.m.6:10 p.m.
1990_0930Sep 30, 19900Continuing resolution; debt limit6:30 p.m.7:34 p.m.
1989_0519Nov 19, 19890Labor/HHS approps.; catastrophic health1:00 p.m.10:45 p.m.
1987_1220Dec 20, 19870Continuing appropriations6:00 p.m.8:28 p.m.
1985_1006Oct 6, 19852Public debt; balanced budget3:00 p.m.6:12 p.m.
1982_1219Dec 19, 19824Gas tax; highways2:00 p.m.8:34 p.m.
1981_1122Nov 22, 19812Continuing appropriations1:30 p.m.10:34 p.m.
1978_1015Oct 15, 19787Energy tax; income tax (Continued session from 10/14/78)9:00 a.m. (10/14/78)7:16 p.m.* (10/15/78)
1973_1202Dec 2, 19733Public debt limit; campaign finance10:00 a.m.11:58 a.m.
1960_0703Jul 3, 19603Sugar Act (Continued Session from 7/2/60)10:00 a.m. (7/2/60)8:33 a.m. (7/3/60)
1952_0706Jul 6, 19524Supplemental appropriations FY 1953 (Continued session from 7/5/52)12:00 p.m. (7/5/52)5:09 p.m. (7/6/52)
1947_0727Jul 27, 19474Second supp. approps.; conference rpts. (Continued session from 7/26/47)12:00 p.m. (7/26/47)3:50 a.m. (7/27/47)
1934_0520May 20, 19340Joint meeting 100th Anniversary of death of La Fayette10:45 a.m12:04 p.m.
1929_0303Mar 3, 19291Enlarging Capitol grounds11:23 a.m.11:40 a.m.
1928_0506May 6, 19280Memorial addresses for Sen. Ferris3:00 p.m.4:05 p.m.
1928_0429Apr 29, 19280Funeral for Rep. Madden11:45 a.m.12:59 p.m.
1928_0408Apr 8, 19280Memorial addresses for Sen. Jones3:00 p.m.3:50 p.m.
1927_0227Feb 27, 19270Memorial addresses for Sen. Cummins and McKinley10:30 a.m.12:05 p.m.
1926_0620Jun 20, 19260Memorial addresses for Sen. LaFollette11:00 a.m.1:50 p.m.
1926_0509May 9, 19260Memorial addresses for Sen. Ladd11:00 a.m.12:25 p.m.
1924_0525May 25, 19240Memorial addresses for deceased Representatives11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
1923_0304Mar 4, 19230Sugar bill10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m
1923_0128Jan 28, 19230Memorial addresses for deceased Senators11:00 a.m.12:55 p.m
1919_0302Mar 2, 19190Memorial addresses for Sen. Husting and deceased Representatives1:00 p.m.3:40 p.m.
1919_0209Feb 9, 19190Joint memorial service for Theodore Roosevelt2:45 p.m.4:50 p.m.
1919_0202Feb 2, 19190Memorial addresses for deceased Senators11:00 a.m.3:35 p.m.
1919_0119Jan 19, 19190Memorial address for deceased Senators11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
1918_1215Dec 15, 19180Memorial addresses for Senator Tillman11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
1917_0916Sep 16, 19170Honoring deceased Senators10:30 a.m.1:25 p.m.
1917_0304Mar 4, 19171Armed merchant shipsTime not recorded12:00 p.m.*
1917_0225Feb 25, 19170Honoring deceased Representatives2:00 p.m.4:05 p.m.
1917_0218Feb 18, 19170Honoring deceased Senators11:00 a.m.1:35 p.m.
1915_0228Feb 28, 19150Honoring deceased Representatives10:45 a.m.11:25 a.m.
1914_1213Dec 13, 19140Funeral for Rep. Payne11:00 a.m.11:47 a.m.
1907_0303Mar 3, 19073Merchant marine, year-end measures11:00 a.m.11:42 p.m.*
1861_0303Mar 3, 186120Slavery; Constitution12:30 p.m.Time not recorded*