36) This problem is especially acute during caretaker and lame-duck
The other high priority of the lame-duck
session will be passing legislation to fund a range of government programmes.
In addition to these priorities, NSBA is urging Congressional leaders to proceed with pragmatism and address only those initiatives, such as those outlined by NSBA, which have been given appropriate analysis and consideration, during the lame-duck
The Senate considered the treaty as the first measure of serious business during its lame-duck
session following the election of 1800.
Republicans could pick up another vote in the lame-duck
session if Independent David Barkley, who was appointed by Minnesota Gov.
GATT--The House and Senate will return at the end of November for a special lame-duck
session to act on legislation implementing a new world trade agreement strengthening the General Agreement of Tariffs and Trade (GATT).
Congress could not ignore the sweeping rejection of out-of-control spending in the 2010 midterm elections by sneaking this spending binge through the lame-duck
Senator who votes during the lame-duck
session to overturn 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
This original fund would receive $500 million for FY 2011 and a little more than $600 million for FY 2012, but the 2012 amount would most likely be used as a source of budgetary offsets for other spending priorities that may or may not be addressed during the lame-duck
has supported the measure and announced that the House will take a vote on the bill during the lame-duck
session this year.
This year, with his approval ratings at historic lows--in the 20 percent range for much of the last year President Bush seemed to enter his lame-duck
period several months before the election.
Not that the intervening two months were the sort of lame-duck
presidency that will occur at the end of the year in the White House.