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Please:

I have one paste from this site http://historian.house.gov/question081709.shtml

"The Constitution states, in Article I, Section 4, that "The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year, and such Meeting shall be on the first Monday in December, unless they shall by law appoint a different day." However, “[The President] may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them...” according to Article 2, section 3, meaning if the President so chooses, Congress can return from a recess period to work on matters in an emergency or ‘special session.’ An example of a ‘Special Session’ of the House being called can be found with President Abraham Lincoln during the early years of the Civil War. Lincoln called Congress back into session on 4 July 1861 throughout 6 August 1861 to discuss war measures."

Can a president do this in advance for to allow time of travel for the officers, when he will be first in office? I do not know.

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