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This article emphasizes that continuity of Congress demands a range of action in several venues in order to establish distinct procedures for three distinct stages. My focus will not be on the specific forum in which continuity procedures should be established or the specific language used to establish those procedures. Rather, the focus will be on understanding the three stages of continuity and the general rules and procedures that each stage demands. The point is that Congress, in making structural choices, must take a broad view of the concept of legislative continuity in order to understand and address all three stages of the process.