Tensions on Capital Hill are high, and there are threats that Congress will have to work the weekend to get their agenda pushed through before the new politicians take office.
The unemployment extensions were brought to the House floor, where the resolution was met with resistance and failed to get a 2/3 majority.
As far as DADT goes, Harry Reid says "Our Defense Department supports repealing 'Don't ask, don't tell' as a way to build our all-volunteer armed forces. We need to repeal this discriminatory policy so that any American who wants to defend our country can do so."
The DREAM Act is controversial as well, as it gives amnesty to certain illegal immigrants. Reid Said "If there is a bipartisan bill that makes sense for our country economically, from a national security perspective and one that reflects American values, it is the DREAM Act, Last time we sought to bring up this bill, all Republicans blocked our effort, even though many have been supporters of the DREAM Act in the past. I hope that our Republican colleagues will join me, Sen. Durbin and Democrats in passing this important piece of legislation, now that we have a stand-alone version and that the political season is over."
Do you think that DADT and Dream Act should be on the Lame Duck Agenda, or are Tax Cuts and unemployment extensions more important?