Bills competing for floor time in lame-duck session

Extension of Bush tax cuts for middle class

Defense authorization



Rockefeller bill to pre-empt EPA action on carbon emissions

Spending bills (or stopgap spending measure)

Tax extenders package

Renewable electricity standard

START treaty

Medicare physician payments

Unemployment insurance benefits


Child nutrition

Food safety

China currency

FAA multiyear authorization (or short-term extension)

Mine safety

South Korea trade pact

NASA authorization

Elementary and Secondary Education Act authorization

Intelligence authorization (passed the Senate Monday night)