For John, BLUF: Congressman Paul Ryan, the Republican Veep Nominee is also running for his seat in the US House. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Apparently Congressman Paul Ryan (GOP VP Nominee) is still running for his seat in the US Congress. At least according to US News and World Report, the online version. Earlier in the day my wife asked how long he would hold his seat and I said until the 2nd or 3rd of January, when the new Congress convenes. I was wrong. On Inauguration Day he will just move from the House of Representatives to the US Senate, assuming he wins both races. Inauguration Day will be Sunday, 20 January 2013. Looks like it will be observed on Monday, the 21st, which is also the Observation of Martin Luther King's Birthday. From the Federal Office of Personnel Management:
NOTE: Inauguration Day, January 20, 2013, falls on a Sunday. Therefore, the next succeeding day selected for the public observance of the inauguration of the President is a legal public holiday for an employee who works in the District of Columbia, Montgomery or Prince George's Counties in Maryland, Arlington or Fairfax Counties in Virginia, or the cities of Alexandria or Fairfax in Virginia, and who is regularly scheduled to perform nonovertime work on Inauguration Day. (See 5 U.S.C. 6103(c).) There is no in-lieu-of holiday for employees who are not regularly scheduled to work on Inauguration Day. In addition, employees for whom January 21, 2013, is the legal public holiday for the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., are not entitled to an in-lieu-of holiday for Inauguration Day if the day selected for the public observance of the inauguration of the President is January 21, 2013.
Regards — Cliff