Tag: lame duck session

Conditional Adjournment (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Conditional Adjournment (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Conditional Adjournment When Congress adjourns for more than three days, authority is often provided the Speaker and President Pro Tempore (or the Senate Majority Leader) to reconvene Congress at an earlier date to address an emergency or important issue. This authority is provided in the […]

Lame Duck / “Lame Duck” Session (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Lame Duck / “Lame Duck” Session (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Lame Duck / “Lame Duck” Session When Congress (or either chamber) reconvenes in an even-numbered year following the November general elections to consider various items of business. Some lawmakers who return for this session will not be in the next Congress. Hence, they are informally […]

Debate Continues Over Expiring Tax Cuts

Debate Continues Over Expiring Tax Cuts

With mid-term elections approaching in November, there is increased debate over the tax cuts from the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003 (JGTTRA) that are set to expire at the end of this year. On July 14, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on extending those tax cuts. Pete Davis, a […]

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 20 (Twentieth Amendment – Presidential, Congressional Terms)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 20 (Twentieth Amendment – Presidential, Congressional Terms)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 20 (20th Amendment) Amendment XX. (Presidential, Congressional Terms) Passed by Congress March 2, 1932. Ratified January 23, 1933. Note: Article I, section 4, of the Constitution was modified by section 2 of this amendment. In addition, a portion of the 12th amendment was superseded by section 3. Section […]