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Dec 05 2022
Senate plots pro-pot move for lame-duck
A bipartisan group of senators plans to attach significant marijuana legislation to "must-pass" year-end bills, Axios has learned.
The big picture: The group, led by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), has the Justice Department's blessing for legislation letting cannabis companies access banking institutions, and creating grants for state expungement of past marijuanaAxios
Dec 05 2018
The Lame-Duck Power Grab
Republicans lost in Michigan, Wisconsin, and North Carolina. Their response has been to take power away from incoming Democrats.Slate
Mar 20 2016
McConnell: No lame duck confirmation
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ruled out confirming President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, in a lame duck session after November's election.
In an interview with CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union" Sunday, the Kentucky Republican stuck by his stance that Obama's successor ought to fill the vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.CNN (Online News)
Sep 10 2014
The lamest lame-duck session
December will be the lamest lame-duck session in a long time. Senate Democrats and House Republicans are privately saying that the post-election work period will be completely uneventful, a marked shift from the past two lame-duck sessions, which resulted in a pair of major fiscal deals.Politico
Nov 10 2014
Lame-Duck Congress Begins
Less than a week after Democrats got a shellacking at the polls from voters across the country, the lame-duck Congress has returned to Washington D.C. to start on unfinished business before losing candidates turn their seats over the Republicans in January. Here's a sneak peak of what they'll be working on.Townhall
Nov 08 2012
Obama: A lame-duck president
President Obama will enter his second term a lame duck from Day One. In fact, he has been limping along for some time already.Washington Times
Nov 14 2022
Congress faces busy lame-duck session as it returns to Washington
Members of Congress are still unpacking the results of the midterm elections, but they will return Monday to Washington with plenty to do, from funding the government to authorizing key defense programs.
Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer over the weekend said senators should expect “heavy work” and “long hours” even as the final makeup of next year’s Senate hinges on a DecemberWashington Times
Nov 09 2012
Lame duck Congress, go home
The lame duck Congress should depart town quietly and leave the governing to President Obama and the newly elected Congress in January.CNN (Online News)
Nov 12 2012
The 2012 Lame Duck Session is Here
It's been nearly a week since Barack Obama was re-elected president and today the 2012 lame duck session officially begins as the fiscal cliff looms.Townhall