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This is a list of the United States Congresses, including their beginnings, endings, and the dates of their sessions. Each "term" of Congress lasts for two years.

List of previous Congresses[edit]

Congress Congress began Session Session dates Congress ended
1st
Congress
March 4, 1789 1st session March 4, 1789 – September 29, 1789 March 3 or 4, 1791
2nd session January 4, 1790 – August 12, 1790
3rd session December 6, 1790 – March 3, 1791
2nd
Congress
March 4, 1791 Special session March 4, 1791 – March 4, 1791 March 3 or 4, 1793
1st session October 24, 1791 – May 8, 1792
2nd session November 5, 1792 – March 2, 1793
3rd
Congress
March 4, 1793 Special session March 4, 1793 – March 4, 1793 March 3 or 4, 1795
1st session December 2, 1793 – June 9, 1794
2nd session November 3, 1794 – March 3, 1795
4th
Congress
March 4, 1795 Special session June 8, 1795 – June 26, 1795 March 3 or 4, 1797
1st session December 7, 1795 – June 1, 1796
2nd session December 5, 1796 – March 3, 1797
5th
Congress
March 4, 1797 Special session March 4, 1797 – March 4, 1797 March 3 or 4, 1799
1st session May 15, 1797 – July 10, 1797
2nd session November 13, 1797 – July 16, 1798
Special session July 17, 1798 – July 19, 1798
3rd session December 3, 1798 – March 3, 1799
6th
Congress
March 4, 1799 1st session December 2, 1799 – May 14, 1800 March 3 or 4, 1801
2nd session November 17, 1800 – March 3, 1801
7th
Congress
March 4, 1801 Special session March 4, 1801 – March 5, 1801 March 3 or 4, 1803
1st session December 7, 1801 – May 3, 1802
2nd session December 6, 1802 – March 3, 1803
8th
Congress
March 4, 1803 1st session October 17, 1803 – March 27, 1804 March 3 or 4, 1805
2nd session November 5, 1804 – March 3, 1805
9th
Congress
March 4, 1805 1st session December 2, 1805 – April 21, 1806 March 3 or 4, 1807
2nd session December 1, 1806 – March 3, 1807
10th
Congress
March 4, 1807 1st session October 26, 1807 – April 25, 1808 March 3 or 4, 1809
2nd session November 7, 1808 – March 3, 1809
Congress Congress began Session Session dates Congress ended
11th
Congress
March 4, 1809 Special session March 4, 1809 – March 7, 1809 March 3 or 4, 1811
1st session May 22, 1809 – June 28, 1809
2nd session November 27, 1809 – May 1, 1810
3rd session December 3, 1810 – March 3, 1811
12th
Congress
March 4, 1811 1st session November 4, 1811 – July 6, 1812 March 3 or 4, 1813
2nd session November 2, 1812 – March 3, 1813
13th
Congress
March 4, 1813 1st session May 24, 1813 – August 2, 1813 March 3 or 4, 1815
2nd session December 6, 1813 – April 18, 1814
3rd session September 19, 1814 – March 3, 1815
14th
Congress
March 4, 1815 1st session December 4, 1815 – April 30, 1816 March 3 or 4, 1817
2nd session December 2, 1816 – March 3, 1817
15th
Congress
March 4, 1817 Special session March 4, 1817 – March 6, 1817 March 3 or 4, 1819
1st session December 1, 1817 – April 20, 1818
2nd session November 16, 1818 – March 3, 1819
16th
Congress
March 4, 1819 1st session December 6, 1819 – May 15, 1820 March 3 or 4, 1821
2nd session November 13, 1820 – March 3, 1821
17th
Congress
March 4, 1821 1st session December 3, 1821 – May 8, 1822 March 3 or 4, 1823
2nd session December 2, 1822 – March 3, 1823
18th
Congress
March 4, 1823 1st session December 1, 1823 – May 27, 1824 March 3 or 4, 1825
2nd session December 6, 1824 – March 3, 1825
19th
Congress
March 4, 1825 Special session March 4, 1825 – March 9, 1825 March 3 or 4, 1827
1st session December 5, 1825 – May 22, 1826
2nd session December 4, 1826 – March 3, 1827
20th
Congress
March 4, 1827 1st session December 3, 1827 – May 26, 1828 March 3 or 4, 1829
2nd session December 1, 1828 – March 3, 1829
Congress Congress began Session Session dates Congress ended
21st
Congress
March 4, 1829 Special session March 4, 1829 – March 17, 1829 March 3 or 4, 1831
1st session December 7, 1829 – May 31, 1830
2nd session December 6, 1830 – March 3, 1831
22nd
Congress
March 4, 1831 1st session December 5, 1831 – July 16, 1832 March 3 or 4, 1833
2nd session December 3, 1832 – March 2, 1833
23rd
Congress
March 4, 1833 1st session December 2, 1833 – June 30, 1834 March 3 or 4, 1835
2nd session December 1, 1834 – March 3, 1835
24th
Congress
March 4, 1835 1st session December 7, 1835 – July 4, 1836 March 3 or 4, 1837
2nd session December 5, 1836 – March 3, 1837
25th
Congress
March 4, 1837 Special session March 4, 1837 – March 10, 1837 March 3 or 4, 1839
1st session September 4, 1837 – October 16, 1837
2nd session December 4, 1837 – July 9, 1838
3rd session December 3, 1838 – March 3, 1839
26th
Congress
March 4, 1839 1st session December 2, 1839 – July 21, 1840 March 3 or 4, 1841
2nd session December 7, 1840 – March 3, 1841
27th
Congress
March 4, 1841 Special session March 4, 1841 – March 15, 1841 March 3 or 4, 1843
1st session May 31, 1841 – September 13, 1841
2nd session December 6, 1841 – August 31, 1842
3rd session December 5, 1842 – March 3, 1843
28th
Congress
March 4, 1843 1st session December 4, 1843 – June 17, 1844 March 3 or 4, 1845
2nd session December 2, 1844 – March 3, 1845
29th
Congress
March 4, 1845 Special session March 4, 1845 – March 20, 1845 March 3 or 4, 1847
1st session December 1, 1845 – August 10, 1846
2nd session December 7, 1846 – March 3, 1847
30th
Congress
March 4, 1847 1st session December 6, 1847 – August 14, 1848 March 3 or 4, 1849
2nd session December 4, 1848 – March 3, 1849
Congress Congress began Session Session dates Congress ended
31st
Congress
March 4, 1849 Special session March 5, 1849 – March 23, 1849 March 3 or 4, 1851
1st session December 3, 1849 – September 30, 1850
2nd session December 2, 1850 – March 3, 1851
32nd
Congress
March 4, 1851 Special session March 4, 1851 – March 13, 1851 March 3 or 4, 1853
1st session December 1, 1851 – August 31, 1852
2nd session December 6, 1852 – March 3, 1853
33rd
Congress
March 4, 1853 Special session March 4, 1853 – April 11, 1853 March 3 or 4, 1855
1st session December 5, 1853 – August 7, 1854
2nd session December 4, 1854 – March 3, 1855
34th
Congress
March 4, 1855 1st session December 3, 1855 – August 18, 1856 March 3 or 4, 1857
2nd session August 21, 1856 – August 30, 1856
3rd session December 1, 1856 – March 3, 1857
35th
Congress
March 4, 1857 Special session March 4, 1857 – March 14, 1857 March 3 or 4, 1859
1st session December 7, 1857 – June 14, 1858
Special session June 15, 1858 – June 16, 1858
2nd session December 6, 1858 – March 3, 1859
36th
Congress
March 4, 1859 Special session March 4, 1859 – March 10, 1859 March 3 or 4, 1861
1st session December 5, 1859 – June 25, 1860
Special session June 26, 1860 – June 28, 1860
2nd session December 3, 1860 – March 3, 1861
37th
Congress
March 4, 1861 Special session March 4, 1861 – March 28, 1861 March 3 or 4, 1863
1st session July 4, 1861 – August 6, 1861
2nd session December 2, 1861 – July 17, 1862
3rd session December 1, 1862 – March 3, 1863
38th
Congress
March 4, 1863 Special session March 4, 1863 – March 14, 1863 March 3 or 4, 1865
1st session December 7, 1863 – July 4, 1864
2nd session December 5, 1864 – March 3, 1865
39th
Congress
March 4, 1865 Special session March 4, 1865 – March 11, 1865 March 3 or 4, 1867
1st session December 4, 1865 – July 28, 1866
2nd session December 3, 1866 – March 3, 1867
40th
Congress
March 4, 1867 1st session March 4, 1867 – December 1, 1867 March 3 or 4, 1869
Special session April 1, 1867 – April 20, 1867
2nd session December 2, 1867 – November 10, 1868
3rd session December 7, 1868 – March 3, 1869
Congress Congress began Session Session dates Congress ended
41st
Congress
March 4, 1869 1st session March 4, 1869 – April 10, 1869 March 3 or 4, 1871
Special session April 12, 1869 – April 22, 1869
2nd session December 6, 1869 – July 15, 1870
3rd session December 5, 1870 – March 3, 1871
42nd
Congress
March 4, 1871 1st session March 4, 1871 – April 20, 1871 March 3 or 4, 1873
Special session May 10, 1871 – May 27, 1871
2nd session December 4, 1871 – June 10, 1872
3rd session December 2, 1872 – March 3, 1873
43rd
Congress
March 4, 1873 Special session March 4, 1873 – March 26, 1873 March 3 or 4, 1875
1st session December 1, 1873 – June 23, 1874
2nd session December 7, 1874 – March 3, 1875
44th
Congress
March 4, 1875 Special session March 5, 1875 – March 24, 1875 March 3 or 4, 1877
1st session December 6, 1875 – August 15, 1876
2nd session December 4, 1876 – March 3, 1877
45th
Congress
March 4, 1877 Special session March 5, 1877 – March 17, 1877 March 3 or 4, 1879
1st session October 15, 1877 – December 3, 1877
2nd session December 3, 1877 – June 20, 1878
3rd session December 2, 1878 – March 3, 1879
46th
Congress
March 4, 1879 1st session March 18, 1879 – July 1, 1879 March 3 or 4, 1881
2nd session December 1, 1879 – June 16, 1880
3rd session December 6, 1880 – March 3, 1881
47th
Congress
March 4, 1881 Special session March 4, 1881 – May 20, 1881 March 3 or 4, 1883
Special session October 10, 1881 – October 29, 1881
1st session December 5, 1881 – August 8, 1882
2nd session December 4, 1882 – March 3, 1883
48th
Congress
March 4, 1883 1st session December 3, 1883 – July 7, 1884 March 3 or 4, 1885
2nd session December 1, 1884 – March 3, 1885
49th
Congress
March 4, 1885 Special session March 4, 1885 – April 2, 1885 March 3 or 4, 1887
1st session December 7, 1885 – August 5, 1886
2nd session December 6, 1886 – March 3, 1887
50th
Congress
March 4, 1887 1st session December 5, 1887 – October 20, 1888 March 3 or 4, 1889
2nd session December 3, 1888 – March 3, 1889
Congress Congress began Session Session dates Congress ended
51st
Congress
March 4, 1889 Special session March 4, 1889 – April 2, 1889 March 3 or 4, 1891
1st session December 2, 1889 – October 1, 1890
2nd session December 1, 1890 – March 3, 1891
52nd
Congress
March 4, 1891 1st session December 7, 1891 – August 5, 1892 March 3 or 4, 1893
2nd session December 5, 1892 – March 3, 1893
53rd
Congress
March 4, 1893 Special session March 4, 1893 – April 15, 1893 March 3 or 4, 1895
1st session August 7, 1893 – November 3, 1893
2nd session December 4, 1893 – August 28, 1894
3rd session December 3, 1894 – March 3, 1895
54th
Congress
March 4, 1895 1st session December 2, 1895 – June 11, 1896 March 3 or 4, 1897
2nd session December 7, 1896 – March 3, 1897
55th
Congress
March 4, 1897 Special session March 4, 1897 – March 10, 1897 March 3 or 4, 1899
1st session March 15, 1897 – July 24, 1897
2nd session December 6, 1897 – July 8, 1898
3rd session December 5, 1898 – March 3, 1899
56th
Congress
March 4, 1899 1st session December 4, 1899 – June 7, 1900 March 3 or 4, 1901
2nd session December 3, 1900 – March 3, 1901
57th
Congress
March 4, 1901 Special session March 4, 1901 – March 9, 1901 March 3 or 4, 1903
1st session December 2, 1901 – July 1, 1902
2nd session December 1, 1902 – March 3, 1903
58th
Congress
March 4, 1903 Special session March 5, 1903 – March 19, 1903 March 3 or 4, 1905
1st session November 9, 1903 – December 7, 1903
2nd session December 7, 1903 – April 28, 1904
3rd session December 5, 1905 – March 3, 1905
59th
Congress
March 4, 1905 Special session March 4, 1905 – March 18, 1905 March 3 or 4, 1907
1st session December 4, 1905 – June 30, 1906
2nd session December 3, 1906 – March 3, 1907
60th
Congress
March 4, 1907 1st session December 2, 1907 – May 30, 1908 March 3 or 4, 1909
2nd session December 7, 1908 – March 3, 1909
Congress Congress began Session Session dates Congress ended
61st
Congress
March 4, 1909 Special session March 4, 1909 – March 6, 1909 March 3 or 4, 1911
1st session March 15, 1909 – August 5, 1909
2nd session December 6, 1909 – June 25, 1910
3rd session December 5, 1910 – March 3, 1911
62nd
Congress
March 4, 1911 1st session April 4, 1911 – August 22, 1911 March 3 or 4, 1913
2nd session December 4, 1911 – August 26, 1912
3rd session December 2, 1912 – March 3, 1913
63rd
Congress
March 4, 1913 Special session March 4, 1913 – March 17, 1913 March 3 or 4, 1915
1st session April 7, 1913 – December 1, 1913
2nd session December 1, 1913 – October 24, 1914
3rd session December 7, 1914 – March 3, 1915
64th
Congress
March 4, 1915 1st session December 6, 1915 – September 8, 1916 March 3 or 4, 1917
2nd session December 4, 1916 – March 3, 1917
65th
Congress
March 4, 1917 Special session March 5, 1917 – March 16, 1917 March 3 or 4, 1919
1st session April 2, 1917 – October 6, 1917
2nd session December 3, 1917 – November 21, 1918
3rd session December 2, 1918 – March 3, 1919
66th
Congress
March 4, 1919 1st session May 19, 1919 – November 19, 1919 March 3 or 4, 1921
2nd session December 1, 1919 – June 5, 1920
3rd session December 6, 1920 – March 3, 1921
67th
Congress
March 4, 1921 Special session March 4, 1921 – March 15, 1921 March 3 or 4, 1923
1st session April 11, 1921 – November 23, 1921
2nd session December 5, 1921 – September 22, 1922
3rd session November 20, 1922 – December 4, 1922
4th session December 4, 1922 – March 3, 1923
68th
Congress
March 4, 1923 1st session December 3, 1923 – June 7, 1924 March 3 or 4, 1925
2nd session December 1, 1924 – March 3, 1925
69th
Congress
March 4, 1925 Special session March 4, 1925 – March 18, 1925 March 3 or 4, 1927
1st session December 7, 1925 – July 3, 1926
2nd session December 6, 1926 – March 4, 1927
70th
Congress
March 4, 1927 1st session December 5, 1927 – May 29, 1928 March 3 or 4, 1929
2nd session December 3, 1928 – March 3, 1929
Congress Congress began Session Session dates Congress ended
71st
Congress
March 4, 1929 Special session March 4, 1929 – March 5, 1929 March 3 or 4, 1931
1st session April 15, 1929 – November 22, 1929
2nd session December 2, 1929 – July 3, 1930
Special session July 7, 1930 – July 21, 1930
3rd session December 1, 1930 – March 3, 1931
72nd
Congress
March 4, 1931 1st session December 7, 1931 – July 16, 1932 March 3 or 4, 1933
2nd session December 5, 1932 – March 3, 1933
73rd
Congress
March 4, 1933 Special session March 4, 1933 – March 6, 1933 January 3, 1935
1st session March 9, 1933 – June 15, 1933
2nd session January 3, 1934 – June 18, 1934
74th
Congress
January 3, 1935 1st session January 3, 1935 – August 26, 1935 January 3, 1937
2nd session January 3, 1936 – June 20, 1936
75th
Congress
January 3, 1937 1st session January 5, 1937 – August 21, 1937 January 3, 1939
2nd session November 15, 1937 – December 21, 1937
3rd session January 3, 1938 – June 16, 1938
76th
Congress
January 3, 1939 1st session January 3, 1939 – August 5, 1939 January 3, 1941
2nd session September 21, 1939 – November 3, 1939
3rd session January 3, 1940 – January 3, 1941
77th
Congress
January 3, 1941 1st session January 3, 1941 – January 2, 1942 January 3, 1943
2nd session January 5, 1942 – December 16, 1942
78th
Congress
January 3, 1943 1st session January 6, 1943 – December 21, 1943 January 3, 1945
2nd session January 10, 1944 – December 19, 1944
79th
Congress
January 3, 1945 1st session January 3, 1945 – December 21, 1945 January 3, 1947
2nd session January 14, 1946 – August 2, 1946
80th
Congress
January 3, 1947 1st session January 3, 1947 – December 19, 1947 January 3, 1949
2nd session January 6, 1948 – December 31, 1948
Congress Congress began Session Session dates Congress ended
81st
Congress
January 3, 1949 1st session January 3, 1949 – October 19, 1949 January 3, 1951
2nd session January 3, 1950 – January 2, 1951
82nd
Congress
January 3, 1951 1st session January 3, 1951 – October 20, 1951 January 3, 1953
2nd session January 8, 1952 – July 7, 1952
83rd
Congress
January 3, 1953 1st session January 3, 1953 – August 3, 1953 January 3, 1955
2nd session January 6, 1954 – December 2, 1954
84th
Congress
January 3, 1955 1st session January 5, 1955 – August 2, 1955 January 3, 1957
2nd session January 3, 1956 – July 27, 1956
85th
Congress
January 3, 1957 1st session January 3, 1957 – August 30, 1957 January 3, 1959
2nd session January 7, 1958 – August 24, 1958
86th
Congress
January 3, 1959 1st session January 7, 1959 – September 15, 1959 January 3, 1961
2nd session January 6, 1960 – September 1, 1960
87th
Congress
January 3, 1961 1st session January 3, 1961 – September 27, 1961 January 3, 1963
2nd session January 10, 1962 – October 13, 1962
88th
Congress
January 3, 1963 1st session January 9, 1963 – December 30, 1963 January 3, 1965
2nd session January 7, 1964 – October 3, 1964
89th
Congress
January 3, 1965 1st session January 4, 1965 – October 23, 1965 January 3, 1967
2nd session January 10, 1966 – October 22, 1966
90th
Congress
January 3, 1967 1st session January 10, 1967 – December 15, 1967 January 3, 1969
2nd session January 15, 1968 – October 14, 1968
Congress Congress began Session Session dates Congress ended
91st
Congress
January 3, 1969 1st session January 3, 1969 – December 23, 1969 January 3, 1971
2nd session January 19, 1970 – January 2, 1971
92nd
Congress
January 3, 1971 1st session January 21, 1971 – December 17, 1971 January 3, 1973
2nd session January 18, 1972 – October 18, 1972
93rd
Congress
January 3, 1973 1st session January 3, 1973 – December 22, 1973 January 3, 1975
2nd session January 21, 1974 – December 20, 1974
94th
Congress
January 3, 1975 1st session January 14, 1975 – December 19, 1975 January 3, 1977
2nd session January 19, 1976 – October 1, 1976
95th
Congress
January 3, 1977 1st session January 4, 1977 – December 15, 1977 January 3, 1979
2nd session January 19, 1978 – October 15, 1978
96th
Congress
January 3, 1979 1st session January 15, 1979 – January 3, 1980 January 3, 1981
2nd session January 3, 1980 – December 16, 1980
97th
Congress
January 3, 1981 1st session January 5, 1981 – December 16, 1981 January 3, 1983
2nd session January 25, 1982 – December 23, 1982
98th
Congress
January 3, 1983 1st session January 3, 1983 – November 18, 1983 January 3, 1985
2nd session January 23, 1984 – October 12, 1984
99th
Congress
January 3, 1985 1st session January 3, 1985 – December 20, 1985 January 3, 1987
2nd session January 21, 1986 – October 18, 1986
100th
Congress
January 3, 1987 1st session January 6, 1987 – December 22, 1987 January 3, 1989
2nd session January 25, 1988 – October 22, 1988
Congress Congress began Session Session dates Congress ended
101st
Congress
January 3, 1989 1st session January 3, 1989 – November 22, 1989 January 3, 1991
2nd session January 23, 1990 – October 28, 1990
102nd
Congress
January 3, 1991 1st session January 3, 1991 – January 3, 1992 January 3, 1993
2nd session January 3, 1992 – October 9, 1992
103rd
Congress
January 3, 1993 1st session January 5, 1993 – November 26, 1993 January 3, 1995
2nd session January 25, 1994 – December 1, 1994
104th
Congress
January 3, 1995 1st session January 4, 1995 – January 3, 1996 January 3, 1997
2nd session January 3, 1996 – October 4, 1996
105th
Congress
January 3, 1997 1st session January 7, 1997 – November 13, 1997 January 3, 1999
2nd session January 27, 1998 – December 19, 1998
106th
Congress
January 3, 1999 1st session January 6, 1999 – November 22, 1999 January 3, 2001
2nd session January 24, 2000 – December 15, 2000
107th
Congress
January 3, 2001 1st session January 3, 2001 – December 20, 2001 January 3, 2003
2nd session January 23, 2002 – November 22, 2002
108th
Congress
January 3, 2003 1st session January 7, 2003 – December 9, 2003 January 3, 2005
2nd session January 20, 2004 – December 8, 2004
109th
Congress
January 3, 2005 1st session January 4, 2005 – December 22, 2005 January 3, 2007
2nd session January 3, 2006 – December 9, 2006
110th
Congress
January 3, 2007 1st session January 4, 2007 – December 19, 2007 January 3, 2009
2nd session January 3, 2008 – January 3, 2009
Congress Congress began Session Session dates Congress ended
111th
Congress
January 3, 2009 1st session January 6, 2009 – December 24, 2009 January 3, 2011
2nd session January 5, 2010 – December 22, 2010
112th
Congress
January 3, 2011 1st session January 5, 2011 – January 3, 2012 January 3, 2013
2nd session January 3, 2012 – January 3, 2013

Current Congress[edit]

Congress Congress began Session Session dates Congress ends
113th
Congress
January 3, 2013 1st session January 3, 2013 – December 26, 2013 January 3, 2015
2nd session January 3, 2014 – TBD

List of the next ten Congresses[edit]

  • 114th United States Congress: January 3, 2015 – January 3, 2017
  • 115th United States Congress: January 3, 2017 – January 3, 2019
  • 116th United States Congress: January 3, 2019 – January 3, 2021
  • 117th United States Congress: January 3, 2021 – January 3, 2023
  • 118th United States Congress: January 3, 2023 – January 3, 2025
  • 119th United States Congress: January 3, 2025 – January 3, 2027
  • 120th United States Congress: January 3, 2027 – January 3, 2029
  • 121st United States Congress: January 3, 2029 – January 3, 2031
  • 122nd United States Congress: January 3, 2031 – January 3, 2033
  • 123rd United States Congress: January 3, 2033 – January 3, 2035

See also[edit]

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