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Writing of the Declaration of Independence

Lame Duck Session



A lame duck session is the last legislative session that an elected official who will not hold office during the next session (lame duck) participates in prior to leaving office.




President Habeeb was not looking forward to the lame duck session as it would be much more difficult to accomplish his goals as it was his last legislative session before the new president took office.


U.S. Senate Definition


When Congress (or either chamber) reconvenes in an even-numbered year following the November general elections to consider various items of business. Some lawmakers who return for this session will not be in the next Congress. Hence, they are informally called "lame duck" members participating in a "lame duck" session.

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