Legislative Update for Week Ending November 23, 2012

Legislative Update for Week Ending November 23, 2012

This week, action on Capitol Hill was slow as Members of Congress returned to their home states and districts for the Thanksgiving holiday. Members of the Senate are expected to return to Capitol Hill to resume the lame-duck session on Monday, November 26th, and Members of the House will return on Tuesday, November 27th.

Congress Adjourns for Holiday Recess

Members of Congress spent the Thanksgiving holiday in their home states and districts and they will return to Washington next week with a full agenda. Before the end of this year, lawmakers must successfully avert the “fiscal cliff,” override a scheduled 27 percent pay cut for Medicare providers, and decide whether or not they will extend a temporary 2 percent payroll tax holiday, among other things.

The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) would like to remind you that some Members of Congress may make appearances at local events over the holiday weekend. We encourage you to approach your Senators and Representatives to request their support for fair COLAs, a long-term solution to the “doc fix,” and an end to the payroll tax holiday. To find contact information for your Members of Congress, to sign a petition, or to learn more about key issues affecting seniors, visit the ACTION CENTER of our website.