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lame duck

1. Business a company with a large workforce and high prestige that is unable to meet foreign competition without government support
2. US
a. an elected official or body of officials remaining in office in the interval between the election and inauguration of a successor
b. (as modifier): a lame-duck president
3. US designating a term of office after which the officeholder will not run for re-election
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One of the lame-duck bills would prevent Evers from making such a deal, instead requiring the Legislature's budget committee to sign off.
But in this lame-duck session, Wisconsin's GOP lawmakers are using power that the majority of the electorate has just taken away from them, in order to make it more difficult for the incoming administration to undertake actions that the majority has just shown that it wants.
John Nygren, a Republican and a chairman of the Joint Finance Committee, downplayed the lame-duck proposals, saying he and his fellow Republicans were merely trying to ensure there is a balance of power between the Legislature and governor.
A vote on approving a trade deal should never be held during a lame-duck session.
Friedman has the following to say about five major issues to be considered in the lame-duck session:
DOD is likely to get half its wish list before January Congressional watchers say that while a sequestration fix isn't likely, the Pentagon will probably see about half its agenda items accomplished by lawmakers during the lame-duck session.
Caretaker and lame-duck governments operate in the interim between two executives in parliamentary and presidential systems respectively.
As Friedman noted in a late September commentary, the lame-duck session will convene primarily between Thanksgiving and Christmas, with the returning Congress being a Republican-led House and Democratic-led Senate, regardless of the election results, he said.
But Net Neutrality, patent reform, copyright penalties, internet privacy, and other issues that will (likely) remain unresolved as the lame-duck sessions end will re-emerge on Congress' agenda in 2011.
The late, great New York Times columnist and language expert might have wished to revise that definition in light of the current lame-duck session of Congress.
In the meantime, the current (111th) Congress will convene one last time in a "lame-duck" session scheduled to begin Nov.
"If they get wrapped up and pass in the lame-duck session, the ability to fund those appropriation numbers are probably much greater," Wilson Geno said.