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Lawmakers Have Got 25 Problems and the Cliff is One
Posted at 2:15 p.m. on Nov. 8, 2012
Erik Wasson has a laundry list of issues that President Obama and Congress could address in the lame duck session that begins next week.
Here is the list: Expiring Bush tax cuts, sequestration, supplementing the disaster relief fund, the Alternative Minimum Tax patch, capital gains tax increase, Medicare doc fix, an omnibus appropriations bill, reforming the US Postal Service, payroll tax cut expiration, extended unemployment insurance expiration, tax extenders expiration, establishing an infrastructure bank, defense authorization bill, farm bill, airline emissions, online poker, reauthorizing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, removing trade restrictions on Russia, providing benefits to same-sex domestic partners of federal employees, creating an online sales tax, cybersecurity, tariffs on China, tax forgiveness for relieved mortgage debt, addressing a technical problem with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.