Despite the Democratic Party’s strong showing in the midterm elections, President Biden claimed the party still lacked the necessary votes to codify abortion rights into law.
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Democrats performed far better than expected, despite several political headwinds, but Republicans are still poised to take back the House, albeit with an extremely slim majority.
With that knowledge, Democrats are jockeying to go through an ambitious agenda in the upcoming weeks before the new Congress is seated. On that agenda: funding the government by mid-December, codifying same-sex marriage, reforming the certification of electors, raising the debt ceiling and a lot more.
“We are gonna try to have as productive a lame duck session as possible,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., at a press conference Sundayreacting to Democrats securing Senate control. “It’s gonna be heavy work, long hours to try and get much done.”
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