Washington Brief - A Look at the Lame Duck

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WASHINGTON, D.C., October 9, 2012—With so much focus on the election, it may be easy to forget that the 112th Congress has not yet finished its legislative session. Over the course of the next few weeks, the House and Senate—along with a few select state legislatures—will convene to wrap up their legislative business in what is known as a “lame duck session.” A lame duck session of Congress occurs whenever one Congress meets after its successor is elected but before the term of the current Congress ends on January 3.

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