Here’s What Dems Want to Pass on Their Last Month in House

With little more than one month until a Republican House ushers in divided government, congressional Democrats are racing to pass four major pieces of legislation.

In addition to must-pass federal and Defense Department funding packages, Congress is hoping to push through election reform and same-sex marriage legislation. The funding bills would likely look dramatically different in a split Congress, while a Republican-controlled House would likely kill the other two proposals. The House is scheduled to end its term Dec. 15 and the Senate is scheduled to adjourn Dec. 21, although party leaders have the option to extend the session up to Jan. 3, 2023, when the new Congress is sworn in. Read more…

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