WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, convened an organizational meeting for the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC). Joined by Rules Committee Ranking Member Deb Fischer (R-NE), the meeting marked the official start of the planning process for the 60th Presidential Inauguration Download a photo here

“The presidential inauguration is a powerful symbol of American democracy and our country’s commitment to the peaceful transfer of power,” said Klobuchar. “As the Chairwoman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, I look forward to organizing a successful 60th Presidential Inauguration with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle.”

“The U.S. Presidential Inauguration Ceremony is a powerful symbol of our democracy in action. On January 20, people from across the globe will watch as thousands of Americans come together to celebrate this incredible, and yet ordinary, transfer of power. I look forward to working with the committee and our partners to carry out a successful 60th Presidential Inauguration,” said Fischer.

The agenda for the meeting included electing Klobuchar to serve as the JCCIC chairwoman, designating the West Front of the Capitol as the 2025 Inaugural site, approving the Committee budget, and designating the official staff representative for each member of the Committee.

In accordance with tradition, the Senate appointed Senator Klobuchar, Chairwoman of the Committee on Rules and Administration; Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer; and Senator Deb Fischer, Ranking Member of the Committee on Rules and Administration. By tradition, the House appointed Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries.

The JCCIC is created every four years by Congress to plan and oversee the Presidential inaugural events that take place at the U.S. Capitol, including the swearing-in ceremonies for the President and Vice President. The JCICC has been responsible for these inaugural ceremonies since 1901. More information can be found at www.inaugural.senate.gov.