If it seems like Congress had a just returned before they were off again, it is because it was. After two short weeks in session, Congress adjourned again and will be out until after the Nov. 6 elections. So did you get your Money’s Worth from Congress last week?
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.
How is the economy like your refrigerator? If you’re not careful certain important provisions will expire. Our latest infographic takes a closer look.
The Senate will take up H.R. 4213, the tax extenders bill today. The cost of the bill has seesawed as lawmakers feel pressure from increasing deficits. However, that may not be enough – Politico reports this morning that lawmakers are looking to restore spending, including $24 billion in Medicaid funding, cut from the bill by the House.