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Reid sets 2-part Senate lame-duck session that will start on Nov. 15
http://thehill.com ^ | 08/04/10 | By J. Taylor Rushing -

Posted on 08/07/2010 12:24:59 PM PDT by Maelstorm

The Senate’s lame-duck session would begin the week of Nov. 15, according to an internal document obtained by The Hill.

Under a scheduled laid out by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), the Senate would return on Monday, Nov. 15 for a single week before breaking for the week of Thanksgiving.

The upper chamber would then return to business on Monday, Nov. 29. It is not clear how long the Senate would then remain in session.

The House has not announced a preliminary schedule for post-election sessions.

Congress could have to consider appropriations bills after the election, as well as what to do with expiring Bush-era tax breaks. Reid on Wednesday said the Senate would take up the tax cuts in September.

Once the Senate adjourns as expected on Thursday evening, senators will return on Monday, Sept. 13 and will stay in session until Friday, Oct. 8.

Over that four-week period — the last before the Nov. 2 elections — the Senate is scheduled to take up the tax cuts, energy legislation and a small business incentives bill.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: duck; lame; reid
Now we have to ask can we count on Rhinos plus two special election Rhinos Castle and Kirk to stop Reid? We need to take this seriously. Right now we should get commitments to all GOP that they will vote as a block to stop the lame duck session.
1 posted on 08/07/2010 12:25:02 PM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

Republicans should stay home.


2 posted on 08/07/2010 12:27:10 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Man50D

Stay home? And thus allow the demofools free rain. Oh ya real smart!


3 posted on 08/07/2010 12:29:43 PM PDT by Kurmudgeon
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To: Maelstorm

Be scared....very scared.


4 posted on 08/07/2010 12:31:58 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Maelstorm

Don’t go looking to McConnell for any sort of *leadership* in the Senate. The man is a walking jellyfish.


5 posted on 08/07/2010 12:32:45 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s, you weren't really there.)
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To: Maelstorm
The way to handle this is to have the "newbies" ALSO SHOW UP just a bit ahead of time and physically take over the House and the Senate.

They have only a short period of time they need to do that before we'll be into the next term and then they can legally organize and put the Democrats on trial for their lives.

Well, anyway, just my 2 cents worth.

6 posted on 08/07/2010 12:35:00 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Kurmudgeon
Stay home? And thus allow the demofools free rain. Oh ya real smart!

The RATs have the majority in both chambers and can pass any legislation without the OP(formerly the GOP) but have refrained from doing so in the past because they want the OP to vote with them to make it appear any legislation is bipartisan. The OP staying home will make passing any of the RATs legislation solely on them.
7 posted on 08/07/2010 12:37:30 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Maelstorm

Is this when they cram in more of their crap spending our money on endangered rats in a field and ACORN SLUSH FUNDS ?


8 posted on 08/07/2010 12:46:58 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Maelstorm

There are at least two seats where, if the Republicans win, they can immediately be seated and the appointed members go home. Those members are Burris from Illinois and the new appointee from WVA. That would help until the new Congress is sworn in in January.


9 posted on 08/07/2010 12:48:57 PM PDT by cgchief
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To: Maelstorm

Lets see. A defeated congress could pass an amnesty bill, another “stimulus “ and God knows what else ..... lame duck sessions should not be allowed except in the case of a national emergency


10 posted on 08/07/2010 12:51:21 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: Maelstorm

Several new senators will take their place in the senate immediately following the November elections.

They will not wait until the new congress of 2011, as they are filling temporary appointments, etc.

I don’t have the data as to how many of these there are or their R/D classification close at hand.


11 posted on 08/07/2010 12:51:22 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (If November does not turn out well, then beware of December.)
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All Democrat legislation in the last 2 years has to be repealed, 2000 pages of wipe each, go ahead Harry, at least it’s recyclable...


12 posted on 08/07/2010 12:56:01 PM PDT by Son House (No Scammers or Spammers CASH ONLY SALE! No coupons, IOU's, Foodstamps, Checks, etc THIS IS CASH ONLY)
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To: Kurmudgeon
...free rain.

Please.

13 posted on 08/07/2010 12:56:28 PM PDT by gundog (Why is it that useful idiots remain idiots long after they've exhausted their usefulness?)
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To: Maelstorm

Watch for cap and trade to be passed during this time.


14 posted on 08/07/2010 12:57:05 PM PDT by politicket (1 1/2 million attended Obama's coronation - only 14 missed work!)
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To: RnMomof7
A defeated congress could pass an amnesty bill

That's going to happen before the election, the legislation that is currently sailing through Congress, or passing with a couple of RINO votes, is a dry run to test the limits
15 posted on 08/07/2010 1:04:50 PM PDT by Son House (No Scammers or Spammers CASH ONLY SALE! No coupons, IOU's, Foodstamps, Checks, etc THIS IS CASH ONLY)
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To: Maelstorm

Get ready for cap & trade, immigration reform, and the “public option,” as well as “Son of Stimulus.”

I would not even be surprised to see gun control in there somewhere.


16 posted on 08/07/2010 1:10:23 PM PDT by Brilliant
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Wel easy it will be in session til Christmas Eve and we will get another present just as good as Healthscam.


17 posted on 08/07/2010 1:11:16 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: Brilliant
Get ready for cap & trade, immigration reform, and the “public option,” as well as “Son of Stimulus.”

AND card check - these people owe the unions big time into perpetuity.
18 posted on 08/07/2010 1:28:07 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Maelstorm
They're going to make gay marriage and abortion mandatory, approve funding for a 400 foot statue of Mohammad to be erected in the middle of Arlington National Cemetery, and declare Obama the Eternal King of the People's Republic of Amerika.

Oh, and call anyone who objects a racist.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

19 posted on 08/07/2010 1:38:00 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Maelstorm
plus two special election Rhinos

Most senators elected in special elections or appointed are out of office immediately and replaced by winners in the general election.

They don't have to wait 'til January.

Here's what it said in the National Review:

Senate Democrats who think they can use a lame-duck session to force the country into a final, decisive lurch to the left may be in for a big surprise: newly elected senators ready to take their seats and derail major policy changes before the new Congress convenes.

There are now six unelected members of the U.S. Senate; they represent Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, New York, and West Virginia.

The rules governing the seating of senators elected to replace appointed senators are left to the states in the 17th amendment. New York’s law specifies the date the new senator takes office as January 3, so Kirsten Gillibrand will still be a senator in a potential lame-duck session, regardless of the outcome of her election bid.

The other five states, however, all have laws that indicate the election winners may be seated immediately following their election — in time for the lame-duck session.

20 posted on 08/07/2010 2:40:17 PM PDT by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: Maelstorm

The sessions will be like “Days of the Living Dead”.


21 posted on 08/07/2010 3:51:10 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Socialism is the philosophy of failure, - W Churchill)
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