U.S. Congress in 'lame-duck' session after election

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  • Wednesday, 03 Nov 2010

REUTERS - Now that the U.S. midterm elections are over, Congress is scheduled to hold a special work period called a "lame-duck session."

In U.S. politics, a lame-duck period is the time between a congressional election in November and the start of the new Congress in January. Congress works but it includes many lawmakers who have just been voted out of office and none of the newly elected members except incumbents.

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