A Congressional session runs for one year, January 3rd to sometime in December.
There are two sessions for each “Congress” (odd year to odd year).
Adjournment means that Congress is out of session, it is closed to business.
This is in contrast to a recess, which we might think of as “time off” or “pause.”
After Congress is adjourned, there are formal processes involved in reconvening.
The Constitution forbids either the Senate or the House to adjourn for more than three days without the permission of the other chamber.
A “recess appointment” can not be made during adjournment. There is no provision for appointment during adjournment.
In 2007, Schumer Called For Blocking All Bush Supreme Court Nominations
During a Sunday morning appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer decried the intent of many Senate Republicans to prevent President Barack Obama from appointing the successor to deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
But less than a decade ago, Schumer advocated doing the same exact thing if any additional Supreme Court vacancies opened under former President George W. Bush.
Chuck Schumer Called For Blocking All Bush SCOTUS Noms | The Daily Caller
Now Senate Democrats want Barrack Obama to pick a Liberal Justice to remake the USSC with the death of of Justice Scailia.
Yet these hypocrites seem to forget they used the filibuster, and even racism to delay and finally deny George w. Bush’s nominee Miguel Estrada a seat on the federal bench.
Democrats and Leftist Groups labeled Mr. Estrada as “Politically Dangerous,” because if confirmed they felt that he might ascend to the USSC as the first Hispanic on the high court.
For 28 months Democrats and Leftist Groups used every racist tactic in the book to deny and delay an up or down vote.
So ruthless were these tactics that Estrada’s Wife miscarried their child and later killed herself, which promoted Estrada to withdraw his nomination to the federal bench.