This Week in Washington - October 16, 2018

This Week in Washington - October 16, 2018

October 16, 2018

The House of Representatives adjourned October 4th. Majority Leader McConnell vowed to keep the Senate in session until the end of October. But Senator McConnell and Minority Leader Schumer reached an agreement on Thursday night, and the Senate adjourned.

Steve Gordon writes about how this agreement got done. He also points out one of the Senate’s biggest accomplishments during 2017 and 2018, a key fight coming during the lame duck session, and what he has heard on key Senate races – all of that in Heard on the Hill. Jim Miller writes about tax issues that are bound to be debated during the post-election session in Miller Time. Dana Marston dives into logistics of midterm elections, and takes a look at what made it in – and what was left out of - the final opioid relief package passed by the House and Senate.

We’re going to sit back and watch the last few weeks of the campaigns and plan our coverage of the lame duck session. We’ll send out a
special edition if a situation warrants and we will return on November 16th.