But yes, we were talking about the so-called Lame Duck Congress. There's a reason it's called lame duck. Nothing tends to get done in a lame duck Congress. Well, this one's different.
- The Lame Duck Congress passed, and the President just signed into law, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, expanding the federal school lunches program to include an additional 115,000 children.
- The Food Safety Modernization Act seems on its way to passage in the Senate and then to the President for his autograph.
- The CALM Act, which mandates that TV commercials be no louder than the program in which they run, passed.
- The House is taking up DADT repeal again (a stand alone bill) and it sure as heck looks like they will shame the Senate into voting for their version of the stand-alone bill sponsored by Lieberman and Collins as well.