U.S. Congress Could Return Twice This Year

By John S. McClenahen With the entire U.S. House of Representatives up for election on Nov. 5 along with one-third of the Senate, most of the members of Congress are now not in Washington, D.C. But that is likely to change is less than a month. A so-called lame-duck session of Congress is likely to take place Nov. 12-14. Among the items on its agenda: nearly a dozen spending bills for the federal fiscal year that began on Oct. 1. There's also talk around the Capitol that the legislators will have to return for a second time, in December, to complete the second session of the 107th Congress.

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