(formerly) the December to March session of those members of the U.S. Congress who were defeated for reelection the previous November.
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How to use lame-duck session in a sentence
The $900 billion package passed in the lame-duck session in December for months seemed highly unlikely.
The post-election lame-duck session is the last chance to wrap up the unfinished work this year, a goal of all involved, though they have been slow until now to forge the often-tricky compromises required to pull the measure together.The next round of stimulus will likely lose support for state and local governments | Rachel Schallom | December 15, 2020 | Fortune
In the short term, any hopes for an active lame-duck session will rest on the results of the election, King said.Steve King: GOP Congress Should Keep Repealing Obamacare | Ben Jacobs | October 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The idea of a productive lame-duck session after the contentious election has been erased.
President Obama said that the lame-duck session of the 111th Congress proves that "we're not doomed to endless gridlock."