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Elections: the 20th Amendment

Poor initial planning leaves Congressional terms and Congressional sessions badly out of sync, and 130 years’ worth of long and short sessions. A dispute over shipping subsidies rebalances the sessions, but leaves a short lame duck period. Tweaks to the presidential election process solve one problem, permits Congress to solve another (if it ever gets around to it), but leave a number of issues unaddressed.

Participants: Harry Sandick