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for Tuesday, November 12th

10:30 am - The Senate will convene for pro forma sessions only at 10:30am on the following days: Oct. 24, Oct. 28, Oct. 31, Nov. 4, Nov. 7, and
Nov. 8.

1:00 pm - The Senate will reconvene at 1:00pm on Tuesday, November 12th for a period of morning business.

Roll call votes are expected to occur after 5:00pm on Tuesday, November 12th.

Committees hold hearings as part of their legislative, oversight and investigative duties.  See a list of scheduled hearings.

Leaders' Statements on the Death of Senator Paul Wellstone

September 6th Joint Meeting
- remarks from the commemorative joint meeting in New York City

Capitol Visitor Center Information - go to the Visitors Center section to learn more about the Capitol Visitor Center currently under construction.