Congressional Schedule

This week, the House and Senate will both be in session.   Private negotiations between the House and Senate leadership and President Obama began two weeks ago on how to deal with the expiring tax cuts and pending across-the-board automatic spending cuts and other policies commonly called the “fiscal cliff”. The fiscal cliff issue is expected to dominate the lame duck session of Congress. The target date for adjournment is December 14th, though many expect that Congress may stay in session even longer to try and reach agreement on these difficult issues.