Highlights of what Congress has done — and has not done — this year.

 

Approved:

— $145.9 billion in 10-year tax cuts, including extension of the $1,000 child tax credit, 10 percent income tax bracket, breaks for married couples.


— $136 billion, 10-year corporate tax cut (search) measure.


— $14.5 billion in emergency aid for victims of hurricanes and other natural disasters and for farmers hit by drought, freezes and other emergencies.


— Initial request by President Bush for $2 billion in hurricane aid.


— $417.5 billion defense bill for the 2005 budget year, which began Oct. 1, including an initial $25 billion for military operations in Iraq (search) and Afghanistan (search).


— Bill making it double crime to injure or kill a pregnant woman and her fetus.


Still working on overhaul of intelligence agencies.


Refused to extend expired assault weapons ban.


Failed to:


— Produce a budget for the new fiscal year.


— Extend federal borrowing authority, which is about to hit its $7.4 trillion ceiling. Congress plans to deal with that during a lame-duck session after the November elections.


— Enact nine of the 13 annual spending bills for the new year. Leaders hope to complete them during the lame-duck session.


— Enact highway, welfare, energy, asbestos, medical liability (search), prescription drug reimportation bills; a constitutional amendment barring gay marriage; or a bill limiting class action lawsuits (search).