Lame duck

Published in the November 2018 issue of Washington Update

The lame duck session, after the mid-term election and before the new Congress is seated, could see action on government funding. Some members of Congress are open to the idea of additional tax reform before the end of the year, but the likelihood of success would be slim.

There are still seven fiscal 2019 spending bills that need to be approved by Congress before a possible government shutdown on December 7. Given the mid-term results, agreement may be difficult even in lame duck and could result in another short-term funding bill until the new Congress takes over.

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