K Street historically sees end-of-year packages as an opportunity to squeak pet provisions past Members eager to begin the holiday recess or to, on occasion, tackle major matters, but lobbyists said this year will be different.
“This is a lame-duck session, put the emphasis on lame,” quipped former Michigan Gov. John Engler, who heads the Business Roundtable. “So I don’t have great expectations.”
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.