The House of Representatives will remain out of session until the second week of January, pushing back their return date by another week.
“The second session of the 115th Congress will now convene on January 8, 2018, with the first and only vote being a quorum call at 6:30 PM,” a statement from House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-LA, read.
Previously, the House was scheduled to be in session the week of Jan. 1, 2018.
Meanwhile, the Senate will be in session starting on Jan. 3, 2018, and so far has booked 54 more days in session than their House counterparts, according to Roll Call.
However, both chambers are in session fewer days in 2018 than they were in 2017. The chambers typically update their schedules during election years such as 2018 to provide time for campaigning.