Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Second Session of the 112th Congress

Boy, the folks over at the Congressional Record must have had a glorious drunk on New Year’s Eve since they were apparently still hung over last night. That’s the only explanation that I have for the totally f… er messed up record of yesterday’s first day of the second session of the 112th Congress.

According to the Daily Digest, the Senate was not in session yesterday, but they will “next meet at 12 noon on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, in a pro forma session and convene the 2nd session of the 112th Congress”. Well, I guess that more than one person has complained that the Senate didn’t do anything when it was there, so yesterday they ‘will meet’ in a session that didn’t happen.

The House apparently did meet in pro-forma session, they adjourned three minutes later and then reconvened 52 minutes later to adjourn Sine Die one minute later. Maybe the Speaker pro tempore’s father didn’t tell him about going to the bathroom before starting something important.

It’s not clear when the two bodies will meet again, though the Constitution does call for them to meet on January 17th. The last page (D 1408) of the Daily Journal notes that they will both meet next on January 3rd at 12 noon.

Thank goodness there was no real news to record in the official record of the Congress of the United States for January 3rd; whenever that will be or was. I just hope that this isn’t an omen of things to come.

NOTE: As of 13:50 pm EST, 1-4-12, the above Daily Digest link now takes one to a new version of the Daily Register for January 3, 2012. The new version makes a lot more sense and starts new page numbering as one would expect for the first entry for the second session of the 112th Congress.

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