Lame Duck Rumors


    The House and Senate get back to Washington DC on Tuesday, December 5. This will be the final session for the Lame Duck period. Depending on how much progress they are making, the session could last for just a few days or continue for most of the month. Here are a few rumors that we at Hammond Law Group are hearing could happen during the Lame Duck.

    1. The AHA and others still are pushing for the SKIL Bill. Some have pegged our chances of getting a Lame Duck SKIL Bill at 50-50.

    2. Others tell us that some Congressmen are advocating a 12,000-15,000 visa allotment for Schedule A visas. This would be a band-aid measure designed to get us visas until a CIR-type bill could be passed in spring/summer 2007.

    3. Some GOP members do not want any appropriations measures - including the 12,000-15,000 band-aid or a more robust SKIL Bill - attached to any appropriations bill. In other words, they want to pass a Continuing Resolution (CR) and then they just want to go home. The CR effectively extends the funding for the Iraq War into the New Year and then lets the next Congress deal with it.
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  3. by   RNKay31
    Hope everything works out ok
  4. by   suzanne4
    And this is nothing new at all. It is not a rumor, there is a Lame Duck Cogress right now, meaning that nothing will get done until the new Congress and House of Representatives get to work, and it will not be immediate.
  5. by   angeldust
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    Opinion anyone?
  6. by   angeldust
    Oppps,correction everyone, the site i was referring is Newsletter Issue16

    Take note of the issue16. The site I previously referred to would take you back to issue 15.
  7. by   sunnyjohn
    Maybe, but the best chance is next year with the new Congress.

    They will have to move airly quickly to prove themselves to all those people that swung over and voted for them.

    Still, quick in Congress is counted in months. Expect rumbling in the Spring.
  8. by   suzanne4
    Again, do not expect anything to be done until March or April, and then it is another three months before the visas would be available. This is hoiw things work in the US.