House Democrats aren’t planning to use a lame-duck session of Congress after the elections to move major legislation, a Democratic leader said Tuesday.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), the assistant to the Speaker who also heads up House Democrats’ campaign committee, said Democrats aren’t interested in pushing through major bills during the period between the elections and when new lawmakers are sworn into office in early January.
“[N]o one should think there’s some secret plan for after the election on big issues,” Van Hollen said during an appearance on MSNBC. “There’s no secret or overt plan to do something like that.”