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WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 12: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on November 12, 2020 in Washington, DC. McCarthy criticized his colleagues across the aisle and faced questions about the new Republican House members that are on the more extreme end of the political spectrum. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kevin McCarthy
Where Things Stand: Congress Back In Session Today, Expectations Low Prime Badge
This is your TPM afternoon briefing.

Congress is back in session and if lawmakers are able to band together to pass some sort of COVID-19 relief package in coming weeks, it might be the last major piece of legislation we see before the 2020 election.

Which means: things could get ridiculous. There’s too much at risk to expect any different.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 19:  Sen. Lindsey Graham questions U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director L. Francis Cissna during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing June 19, 2018 in Washington, DC. The committee heard testimony on recent immigration issues relating to border security and the EB-5 Investor Visa Program.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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