Lame Duck Session
The so-called "lame duck" session for Congress is now underway. They’ll try to wrap up pending legislation before Republicans take control of the Senate next year. Some of the issues on the agenda include: A must pass bill to fund the government, bills to arm Syrian rebels and extending expiring tax breaks. Senate Democrats are also reportedly considering a vote on the Keystone Oil Pipeline. Republicans have already vowed to push their own legislation for approval of the pipeline in early 2015.