Lame-duck Congress: What are the issues?

Published: Nov 15 2012 10:17:04 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 15 2012 10:16:54 AM EST

The lame-duck Congress faces a long list of problems to solve by the end of the year.

John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi
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Congress faces a long do-list list as lawmakers return to Capitol Hill for the first time since September for what's known as a "lame-duck" session until the end of the year. Here are some the big issues -- both big and small -- that they're set to address.

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