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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Lame Duck Session of Congress

The keys to the lame duck session of Congress that starts in November won't be the expiring tax cuts, the scope of mandatory spending cuts known as the sequester or a host of other fiscal issues. The ... read more

The lame duck congressional session is here — these are the issues that will dominate

Congress has returned to Washington, D.C., after the midterm elections for the “lame duck” session, in which the ... to pick the nominees they want to guide the party through their newfound ... read more

A reader’s guide to the jam-packed final weeks of a crazy year in politics

During the holidays, it can be challenging to keep up with the rapid news cycle (even more than it normally is), so here is a reader’s guide to ... country as an ally. Congress hoped to do something o... read more

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Looking Ahead to 2019 and the New 116th Congress

Following up on our recent alert on the remaining legislative agenda for the “lame duck” session of the current 115th Congress, ML Strategies will ... Website and Services please see our "Cookies Guid... read more


It’s official: Senate approves Kathy Kraninger to serve as next CFPB director

Why did Republican Senators prioritize Kathy Kraninger’s confirmation during this lame-duck session of Congress when there are still so ... the issues driving the U.S. housing economy and helps guide ... read more

Criminal justice reform finally has a chance in Congress. Here's what the First Step Act would do.

The measure, which could go to a vote during the lame-duck session of Congress between now and January ... some aspects of the system’s “front end” — the laws that guide how prison sentences are deter... read more

Shutdown fight over border wall nears

Majority Whip Steve Scalise and new GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney — in her first Oval Office meeting since being elected to the Republican leadership — will huddle with Trump to strategize abou... read more

Beware the “bipartisan” trap: Democrats should resist pointless “compromise”

For the last 50 years, one-party trifectas — controlling the White House and both chambers of Congress — have been relatively ... they’re using lame-duck sessions to launch anti-democratic power grabs ... read more

Neal, in line for powerful chairmanship, backs Pelosi

House Democrats will caucus in Washington today to select a leadership team that will help guide the agenda in Congress for the next two years ... North American Free Trade Agreement during the lame-d... read more

Grizzly bear managers ponder Endangered Species Act plans after court setback

That would guide Fish, Wildlife and Parks bear ... delegation hopes to reauthorize during the December lame-duck session of Congress. Without the money, opportunities to fully recover grizzly ... read more

Georgia Voters Lose Out on a Secretary of State Who Would Have Protected Their Voting Rights

He seemed to count on his status as Georgia’s last white Democrat in Congress to pull over white voters ... and also reduce voting rights, in a lame-duck session. Georgia voters had a chance to begin ... read more



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