Long list of unfinished Senate business includes defense policy bill

Julie Jacobson/AP
Whatever happens Tuesday, Congress will return to a long lame duck agenda. In addition to big-ticket questions like averting sequestration and addressing expiring tax cuts, there are plenty of low-profile items.

Below is a list of unfinished legislative items created by staff in the office of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. The length of the list ensures many items will not be completed in this Congress.
 
  • Sportsmen's
  • Boxer-Menendez
  • SAFER and FIRE Grants
  • Cybersecurity
  • Defense authorization
  • Russia trade
  • Judges
  • Farm bill
  • Disabilities treaty
  • Tax extenders
  • FISA reauthorization
  • VAWA conference
  • Congressional review
  • Credit union lending
  • Intel authorization
  • Water Resources Development
  • Rural housing 
  • TAG program (FDIC insurance)
  • Children¹s Hospitals GME reauthorization
  • Tax treaties
  • A public lands package
  • The Law of the Sea treaty
  • Miscellaneous Tariff Bill
  • Carcieri Fix
  • Doc fix/health extenders
  • 2001/2003/2009 tax cuts

 
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