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Lame Duck: An Updated Menu & Calendar

November 15, 2016

Congress returns this evening. While the election results have likely constricted the agenda for the remainder of 2016, Congress still has a number of things to complete before concluding the 114th Congress. An updated menu is provided as well as a calendar of key dates for the transition.Must Pass (or likely to get done):

Possibilities: Everything on this list is less likely, unless it involves easy bipartisan compromise and a deadline.

CalendarNovember 14 House and Senate Return; House Freshman Orientation beginsNovember 15 House GOP Leadership ElectionsNovember 16 Senate Leadership Elections (both D and R)November 28 Senate returns from ThanksgivingNovember 29 House returnsNovember 30 House Democratic Leadership ElectionsDecember 9 Continuing Resolution ExpiresDecember 16 Target Sine Die AdjournmentJanuary 3 115th Congress Swearing-in DayJanuary 20 Inauguration Day

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