Congress returned to Washington on Monday, November 14, for the post-election lame-duck session and will have just four weeks to reach a funding deal and avert a federal government shutdown on December 16. The remainder of the 117th Congress is only 13 and 19 legislative days for the House and Senate, respectively. That said, lawmakers have a loaded schedule of legislative items to tackle before the end of this session of Congress. Leaders of both parties will look to settle on various legislative and regulatory issues, allowing the 118th Congress to start with a clean slate in January 2023. This NATaT Special Report covers several items that Congress will likely address during the lame-duck session.