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Sunday, September 26, 2021

Congress returning to do as little actual work as possible

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(REUTERS/Jim Bourg)
(REUTERS/Jim Bourg)

Congress gets back to work Monday after a two-week vacation, and it’s looking like lawmakers will do what they do best: the bare minimum.

Forget immigration, a tax overhaul, stiffer gun checks. They’re all DOA.

Raising the minimum wage or restoring lost unemployment benefits? Nope.

The only things likely to become law in a Congress bitterly divided between House Republicans and the Democratic-led Senate are those items that simply have to pass.

That’s a short, short list.

It gets even shorter if you leave off things that can wait until a postelection lame-duck session.

Atop the list is a short-term spending bill to keep the government running past the Oct. 1 start of the new budget year, and legislation to replenish the almost-empty Highway Trust Fund.


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1 thought on “Congress returning to do as little actual work as possible”

  1. Show us a list. Just what does really *have* to pass? And why?

    What kind of democracy do we live in that laws have to pass? Isn’t voting upon and possibly denying them part of the point?


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