The Senate is definitely going to convene after the elections are over, and it looks like the House of Representatives will follow suit, according to a Congressional Quarterly report. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) wants to clear up “unfinished business,” and Speaker Nancy Pelosi is said to be considering an attempt to pass a $150B economic stimulus bill before the 110th Congress enters the history books.
RBR/TVBR observation: Other than oversight of the DTV transition, it’s been a relatively quiet year in Congress for broadcasters. But the waning days and weeks of the year are when a lot of things happen in a hurry on the Hill, and an item that’s been languishing – say, revival of the minority tax certificate – might suddenly finds itself tacked on to a completely unrelated bill as an amendment, thanks to some backroom wheeling-dealing and horse trading. So we’ll keep our eyes and ears open.