Senate to work on shortened schedule in pre-election spring session
By Peter MazereeuwJan. 14, 2019
Construction delays in the Senate and an extra break week for both Houses will keep Senators out of their new Chamber for much of the next few months.
The Senate Speaker's parade marks the start of each day in the Senate Chamber. The Senate will take a hard look at some of the government's signature pieces of legislation during a short spring session beginning in February, the last before the next federal election. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Renovation delays and an extra break week in March mean Senators are scheduled to spend just five weeks before May debating legislation in the Upper Chamber, as the government begins its final push to pass bills before the 2019 election campaign.
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