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February 8, 2016

Amid the frenzy of activity surrounding the 2016 elections, the Thompson Coburn Lobbying & Policy team wants to make sure you know what’s happening on the Hill, month by month. We’ve created a Congressional Calendar that indicates when the House and Senate are in session during 2016. (Additionally, if you ever need to know which congressional body is in session on a given day, simply check the front page of our site,

You can download a PDF of the 2016 Congressional Calendar here, or click below to access the calendar on SlideShare, where you can download it, e-mail it, or share it on social media.


In addition to the calendar, below are some important dates for the year. These dates and legislative priorities are likely to change as the year progresses, so be sure to follow us on Twitter at @TCLobbying to stay informed.

Important Political Dates in 2016
February 9 President Obama’s final budget proposal released
March 1 “SEC Primary,” 13 states (many in the South) hold their primaries or caucuses today!
March 10 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s State Visit to Washington
March 31 FAA Reauthorization expires
June Supreme Court could release politically-charged decisions on teachers’ unions, affirmative action, and immigration
July 18-21 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio
July 25-28 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PA
August 5-21 Summer Olympics in Rio. Go Team USA!
September 26 First General Election Debate
September 30 Federal Fiscal Year 2016 Ends
EB-5 and other visa programs expire
October 7 Last day of Congress prior to the election
October 9 Second General Election Debate in Thompson Coburn’s home city of St. Louis
October 19 Third General Election Debate
November 8 Election Day
November 14 Start of Lame Duck Congress
Will Congress pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership?
December 31 Tax Extenders Expire, including the Solar Power Investment Tax Credit