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Lame-Duck Congress Struggles to Finish Its Business

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Lame-Duck Congress Struggles to Finish Its Business

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Lame-Duck Congress Struggles to Finish Its Business

Lame-Duck Congress Struggles to Finish Its Business

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Today was supposed to be the final day of the 109th Congress, ending 12 years of Republican control in Congress. But the lame-duck Congress hasn't been able to agree on a government spending bill.

As back-room negotiations continue, Senate and House members are busying themselves with minor legislation and singing the praises of outgoing members.