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What is a lame duck and what does it have to do with Congress?

Written by November 19, 2012

We’ll have some political lame ducks this year, and Congress will convene a lame duck session after the November election. A quick reminder about lame ducks: A member of Congress who lost his or her bid for reelection in November 2012 will still be in Congress until January 2013. Because the individual will not be in the new 2013 Cong…ress,...