Headline RoundupNovember 14th, 2022

Congress Returns for 'Lame Duck' Session

Summary from the AllSides News Team

On Monday, members of Congress return to Washington D.C. to deal with issues such as funding the government, defense funding, voter reform, same-sex marriage, and raising the debt ceiling. It will be a "lame duck" session, in which some lawmakers will be making their final votes before leaving office.

Key Quotes: “All I can tell you is that we are going to try to have as productive a lame-duck session as possible,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., told reporters Sunday, notifying colleagues that there will be “heavy work” that includes “long hours.”

For Context: While votes are still being counted after last Tuesday's midterm elections, Republicans did not meet expectations to deliver a "red wave." However, it looks likely that Republicans will control the House of Representatives, while Democrats have secured the majority in the Senate.

How The Media Covered It: Sources from across the political spectrum provided a run-down of the issues comprising a busy year-end agenda for Congress.

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