Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOvernight Energy: California, 23 other states sue Trump over vehicle emissions rule | Climate strike protests hit cities across globe | Interior watchdog expands scope of FOIA investigation | Dems accuse officials of burying climate reports Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers say Zuckerberg to 'cooperate' on antitrust probes | Dems see victory after McConnell backs election security funds | Twitter takes down fake pro-Saudi accounts Liberal super PAC launches browser extension replacing 'Mitch McConnell' with 'Moscow Mitch' MORE (R-Ky.) released the 2015 schedule with a change — Friday work.

McConnell’s office released the 2015 Senate calendar on Thursday. The 114th Congress will start on Jan. 6. 


Before the elections, McConnell said senators should expect longer nights and full workweeks if he took control of the upper chamber. 

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidBarr fails to persuade Cruz on expanded background checks Harry Reid warns Trump 'can be reelected' Homeland Security Republican accuses Navy of withholding UFO info MORE (D-Nev.) also had the Senate scheduled for Fridays but he regularly held the final votes of the week by 4 p.m. on Thursdays so that West Coast lawmakers could catch flights home later in the evening. The Senate didn't work a full week all year. 

McConnell could be pressured by senators to do the same in his tenure — time will tell.

Now that Republicans control both chambers, the House and Senate schedules more closely mirror each other.

With Democrats in charge of the Senate, there were numerous weeks during which one chamber would be in Washington while the other was out.

Nearly all of the recess weeks fall on federal holidays, as was the case this year.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) released the House’s 2015 work schedule on Tuesday.