Lame Duck Session

The ruling stems from an ongoing battle over legislation that GOP lawmakers and Republican Gov. Scott Walker passed during a lame-duck session.
Members of the public testified against the measures at a sometimes raucous hearing that ran deep into the night Monday.
The TPP would establish a free trade area with twelve Pacific Rim countries representing an estimated 40 percent of the global
He said earlier this week that he wouldn't get in the way if most senators wanted have a hearing during a lame-duck session.
He said he could be convinced if a majority of senators supported it.
At the Democratic National Convention signs read No TPP, a concert is traveling the U.S. called Rock Against the TPP, and even Donald Trump wants to stop the TPP.
With only two years remaining for the Obama administration, it might be easy for agency leaders, both political and career, to assume they are in a lame-duck situation and can't get much done. The truth is that agencies can accomplish a great deal in the next 24 months, according to Edward Montgomery.
It's time to start letting go of the senator, and reacquaint yourself with that person you really are.
The delay in confirming this highly qualified physician during a public health crisis strictly for political reasons is shameful. It's time to put patients over politics. It's time to put science over special interests.
If we expect our nation to be prepared for the potential outbreak of a disease, we need a Surgeon General on the job. It's the Surgeon General who can make sure that science and established facts dictate our response, rather than politics or innuendo.
WASHINGTON, Nov 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate may hold a vote on a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada
The lame duck session gives ousted legislators a chance to do something they dare not have done before the election: propose legislation that actually benefits constituents even if it means upsetting contributors.
It is not a controversial or partisan position to state that our courts should be staffed. And it should not be a controversial or partisan position to say that the Senate should be allowed to vote by year's end on whether to confirm the two dozen judicial nominees whose time would be better spent hearing cases rather than waiting out partisan senators.
As for some popular items that Democrats tried to use in their re-election message -- such equal pay for women who do the
In six days, the nation will render its collective judgment in the midterm elections, and none of us knows what voters will do when they choose their poison on Election Day.
The Sequestration. Lame duck session. These are terms that Americans have been hearing with regularity since the election. People understand that the stakes are high, but they may not be sure in what way.
Maybe we've misunderstood the definition of irony, but isn't it strange that Gohmert, perhaps the nuttiest representative any state has ever had, is the only Congressperson who thinks we have an urgent need to hold on to the word lunatic? Why?
On this week's Chicago Newsroom we asked whether the referenda will have any impact on public policy, and whether there's any real prospect for pension reform in the short term.