2014 elections

Lameness of Post-Election Session Could Hinge on Results

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

There's no "fiscal cliff" or global financial crisis for this year's post-election lame-duck session, but that doesn't mean it will be easy.  

Lawmakers will be faced with a couple of old favorites: another extension of government funding and the menagerie of lapsed tax breaks that comprise the "extenders" package. A continuing resolution that will need to be adopted before Sept. 30 is widely expected to run until around Dec. 11. And just about everyone in Washington has a favorite bill they'd like to get across the desk after the most do-nothingest Congress ever.  

Tip Sheets on Money in 2014 Hot Senate and House Races

Two new charts provide quick references to the fundraising, spending and cash on hand for hot races in 2014.  

Roll Call has produced a chart from the fourth quarter fundraising reports on  House Races to Watch .