Federal Relations

November 13, 2012

Lame Duck Begins

Congress returns to Capitol Hill today to kick off the lame-duck session.  They are expected to work this week, break next week for Thanksgiving, and then return the last week in November for three more weeks.  During this session lawmakers will tackle big issues including sequestration, taxes, and disaster aid – among other issues.

Congress won’t likely do much this week – except welcome their new colleagues.  Nearly 80 newly elected House and Senate freshman are arriving on Capitol Hill for the start of freshman orientation.

We look forward to working with the new members of the Washington state congressional delegation: Suzan DelBene (D-1st), Derek Kilmer (D-6th), and Denny Heck (D-10th).