This week, House and Senate lawmakers left Washington for a week-long holiday recess. They are expected to return to Capitol Hill on Monday to resume the “lame duck” session.
Lawmakers Leave Town for Holiday Recess
This week, lawmakers returned to their home states and districts for a week-long holiday recess. They are expected to return to Capitol Hill on Monday, November 26th, to resume the “lame duck” session. At that point, they will have just over a week to reach a deal to fund most of the federal government past Friday, December 7th.
Should they fail to reach an agreement before then, part of the federal government will shut down like it did earlier this year. The Senior Citizens League is hopeful that lawmakers will act responsibly to keep the federal government fully funded so that essential programs like Social Security and Medicare can operate as smoothly as possible.
In the days ahead, The Senior Citizens League will keep a close eye on the evolving budget negotiations, and we will continue to advocate for legislative solutions that would strengthen and protect your Social Security and Medicare benefits. For updates, follow us on Twitter or visit the Legislative News section of our website every Friday morning.