Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOvernight Defense: House passes T spending package with defense funds | Senate set to vote on blocking Saudi arms sales | UN nominee defends climate change record Overnight Defense: House passes T spending package with defense funds | Senate set to vote on blocking Saudi arms sales | UN nominee defends climate change record Senate to vote Thursday to block Trump's Saudi arms deal 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. 

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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 ReidKey endorsements: A who's who in early states Key endorsements: A who's who in early states Trump weighs in on UFOs in Stephanopoulos interview 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.