Skip to comments.Reid sets 2-part Senate lame-duck session that will start on Nov. 15
Posted on 08/07/2010 12:24:59 PM PDT by Maelstorm
The Senates 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.
Republicans should stay home.
Stay home? And thus allow the demofools free rain. Oh ya real smart!
Be scared....very scared.
Don’t go looking to McConnell for any sort of *leadership* in the Senate. The man is a walking jellyfish.
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.
Is this when they cram in more of their crap spending our money on endangered rats in a field and ACORN SLUSH FUNDS ?
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.
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
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.
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...
Watch for cap and trade to be passed during this time.
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.
Wel easy it will be in session til Christmas Eve and we will get another present just as good as Healthscam.
Oh, and call anyone who objects a racist.
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 Yorks 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.
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