The Constitution for the United States of America
The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, and such meeting shall begin at noon on the 3rd day of January, unless they shall by law appoint a different day.
This Amendment changes Article 1, Section 4, Paragraph 2 of our Constitution.
The original date was the First Monday in December. This assured a short session because of the impending Christmas holiday. Now, our Congress has the balance of the year to be in session.
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