Media Tip Sheet: Congress' Busy Lame Duck Session

November 29, 2022

Lawmakers in both chambers of Congress are back on Capitol Hill for what promises to be an eventful lame duck session. A host of urgent items top the legislative agenda before a new Congress is sworn in at the beginning of next year. Democrats will be eager to raise the debt ceiling and lock in more military aid to Ukraine before the Republicans recapture control of the House. Bipartisan electoral count reform and same-sex marriage legislation are also high on the list of priorities.

Casey Burgat, assistant professor and director of the Legislative Affairs program in the GW Graduate School of Political Management, and GW political science professor Sarah Binder are available to preview the congressional lame duck session and focus on the key issues and power players that will dictate the action on Capitol Hill in the weeks ahead.

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