Lame-duck Congress: What are the issues?

Published On: Nov 15 2012 09:17:04 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 15 2012 09:16:54 AM CST

The lame-duck Congress faces a long list of problems to solve by the end of the year.

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Intelligence/Defense -- Congress also faces deadlines to extend the post-9/11 surveillance bill, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, funding for the intelligence community and a bill to authorize defense spending and programs.

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