From NBC's Ken Strickland
Under the headline of "you probably didn't know"...
Of course, you already know the Senate convenes tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 5. Newly elected and re-elected members will get sworn into office the the 112th session of Congress.
On the following Monday, Jan. 10, the Senate leaves for a two-week recess... often called the "state work period."
Any real action, warfare, drama, deal-making, or bipartisanship won't start until the Senate returns on Monday, Jan. 24.