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Public Pulse: The Fiscal Cliff

Public Pulse | November 27, 2012

Washington lawmakers are fully engaged in discussions about how to deal with the fiscal cliff. Do you think lawmakers will reach an agreement about how to deal with the cliff?

Top 5 Things to Know About the Lame-Duck

October 24, 2012

While there could be several changes come January – a slightly different balance in Congress and perhaps a new White House occupant – in November and December things will look largely the same. That’s when the members of the 112th Congress will return for their lame duck session. Here is what you need to know about the lame duck.

The Lame Duck Congress

October 1, 2012

After the 20th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, it created the possibility of lame-duck sessions. Any time Congress meets after the November election but before the new Congress takes effect (generally on or around January 3), it is considered a lame-duck session1. After this upcoming November election, Congress will only have about 20 legislative days of the lame-duck session.

The Lame Duck Facts

June 19, 2012

After the 20th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, it created the possibility of lame-duck sessions. But now, Congress is putting off lots of work until after the election.

Lame Duck: what it is and why you should care

November 15, 2010

Most lawmakers return to Washington today for the first day of the lame duck session. Though it certainly has an unimposing name, the impact this lame duck could have on our fiscal future is quite serious.

Lame Duck in the news

November 15, 2010

The top priorities as Congress returns this week are the economy and the federal budget. Here are several interesting news stories exploring each.