Now that most of the dust has settled from Tuesday's midterm elections, Congress is starting to deal with issues that face Congress' two-legged, lame-duck session. The Reid/Pelosi-led Congress has scheduled the first leg of the lame-duck session to convene Nov. 15; the second leg will convene Nov. 29. The lame-duck session has so much legislation to consider, its hard to know where to begin.
As the midterm elections come to a close, the question asked repeatedly in Florida's U.S. Senate race should be answered before the polls open next Tuesday.
Congress had to schedule a two-legged, double-header, lame-duck session in November in part because the Pelosi/Reid-led Congress punted on their responsibility to enact so many legislative items.
"Extreme" seems to be the buzz word for incumbent members of Congress as they campaign against conservative or tea party-backed opponents in the upcoming November elections. We heard this extreme reference eight times during the recent U.S. Senate debate between Charlie Crist, Marco Rubio and Kendrick Meek.
This Sunday many New York Times readers will read that our country spent $787 billion on an economic experiment or test model of sorts. You know that test model by the name of the stimulus bill.
Coming to Congress after the November elections is a double-header of sorts. However, this is not one where you typically enjoy hotdogs, popcorn and rooting for your favorite baseball team.
Congress left town last week only to reconvene after the November elections. However, unlike most Congresses, this year the American public will get twice the work out of its retiring or defeated members of Congress.
Congress completed its legislative work for the fall a week early and adjourned midweek until after the November elections.Honestly, the legislatorshad little-to-nothing to show for their September fall session.Both the House and the Senate were able to pass a continuing resolution before the bewitching hour of Oct. 1. This passage means that the federal government will continue operations until the close of business on Dec. 3.
Members of Congress may be heading home by weeks end to start the final campaign for the fight of their political life.
Both the House and Senate will be conducting political gamesmanship this week, the like of which hasnt been seen in recent political history. It will play out like this.