Reid Sets Lame-Duck Schedule

Senators will return to work for the lame-duck session on Nov. 12. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The Senate has set the date for returning for the lame-duck session. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is advising senators they will return for the post-election lame-duck session the day following Veterans Day.  

Orientation and the Democratic leadership elections for the next Congress will be held Nov. 12 through Nov. 14, according to a notice obtained by CQ Roll Call.  

The Senate's two top leaders made pre-election pitches in opening the chamber Tuesday morning, as the Senate looks for a quick exit ahead of the Nov. 4 midterm elections.  

Of course, who controls the Senate for the next Congress could very well still be undecided by Nov. 12, particularly given the possibility of a runoff in Louisiana. Just how much gets done during the session will depend on the outcome of the elections , but there will be a rather hefty to-do list , including processing nominations and another government funding bill.  


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