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Top House Dem Dismisses GOP "Conspiracy Theory" on Lame Duck Session

A top House Democrat dismissed as a "manufactured...conspiracy theory" Republican fears that the majority will attempt to push major - and controversial - pieces of legislation through the Congress in a lame duck session this fall.Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., who serves in the Democratic leadership as an assistant to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi , told Fox News in an interview Monday it was likely the House would reconvene after voters go to the polls on November 2. In this, Van Hollen went further than Pelosi herself, who last month responded to a reporter's question about the prospect of a lame duck session by quipping: "We're having a lame duck? Are you making an announcement here today?""The probability is that we'll have some lame duck session to do the regular business of the people," Van Hollen said. Veterans of Capitol Hill expect that Congress will have to reconvene in the weeks before Thanksgiving, if only to tackle major spending bills for Fiscal Year 2011.GOP lawmakers have ...

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  1. Lame Duck session regulations could top $100B

    Are they necessary?

  2. Will Lame Duck Session Stifle Tax Hikes?

    Rep. Bart Stupak, (D-Mich.), and Rep. Dan Burton, (R-Ind.), debate whether Congress will extend the Bush tax cuts.

  3. Lame Duck Session

    This is a rush transcript from "Special Report," November 4, 2010. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)REP. JOHN BOEHNER, HOU...

  4. Agenda for Lame Duck Session

    Dems, GOP have big plans for next Congress

  5. Long List for Lame -Duck Session

    Senate to tackle wide range of issues

  6. Hobbled Dems, Eager GOP Back for Lame -Duck Session

    WASHINGTON -- Lame-duck sessions are usually unpopular and unproductive. Nothing suggests otherwise this year.Seven weeks ahead of the GOP House takeover, hobbled De...

  7. Kennedy Reports to Work for Senate Lame Duck Session

    Sen. Edward Kennedy arrived on Capitol Hill Monday with his wife and two dogs — the first time the Massachusetts Democrat has been at work since July after he was di...

  8. Kennedy Reports to Work for Senate Lame Duck Session

    Sen. Edward Kennedy arrived on Capitol Hill Monday with his wife and two dogs — the first time the Massachusetts Democrat has been at work since July after he was di...

  9. Lame Duck Session Takes Flight

    Remember how easy school was the first week back after a long break?That was the first week of Congress's lame duck session right before Thanksgiving.And so the rubb...

  10. Lawmakers Return for Lame Duck Session

    Full agenda awaits Congress as they return from break

  11. What Will Congress Do in Lame Duck Session ?

    Sen. Tom Coburn on tax cuts, earmarks, newly elected senators

  12. Full Agenda Ahead for Congress During Lame Duck Session

    WASHINGTON -- The unemployed and millionaires. Doctors and black farmers. Illegal immigrants hiding from the law and gays hiding in the military. Along with just abo...

  1. Plenty of Unfinished Business Awaits Congress in Lame Duck Session

    Democrats are hoping to squeeze debate on numerous bills into their lame duck session after the Nov. 2 midterm elections, even though the elections could shift the b...

  2. Fox News Poll: Wrong to Pass Legislation in Lame -Duck Session

    It's common for the majority party to lose congressional seats during a midterm election, and many pundits believe Republicans will make significant gains this year....

  3. Exclusive: Boehner Sees 'Whale of a Fight' With Obama Over Taxes in Lame Duck Session

    John Boehner, who as House Republican leader is in line to take over as speaker next year, told Fox News on Thursday he expects a "whale of a fight" with President O...

  4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Lame Duck Session of Congress

    The keys to the lame duck session of Congress that starts in November won't be the expiring tax cuts, the scope of mandatory spending cuts known as the sequester or ...

  5. Lame Duck Session in Danger of Lame Outcome

    With the elections in the rearview mirror, a lame-duck Congress is preparing to convene its final session – one that might turn out to be quite short and unproductiv...

  6. Lengthy To-Do List Awaits Lame Duck Session

    WASHINGTON -- Now that the elections are over, a lame-duck Congress comes back to work this month to deal with a pile of unfinished business: whether to extend Bush-...

  7. Congress to Take Up Spending Bills, Tax Relief in Lame Duck Session

    Nobody likes a lame-duck session of Congress, particularly the election losers who won't be around for the next session.Republicans, who lost control of both the Hou...

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