With the 2018 midterms rapidly shrinking in the rear-view mirror, key policy players are scrambling in a number of different directions at the same time. The 115th Congress, which ceases to exist on January 3, is working to finish business that could have been done before the elections but must be done before the end of the year. Members of the 116th Congress, particularly House Democrats, are running full speed (not necessarily in the same direction) in an effort to get organized by January 3. In the meantime, the President and approximately 20 Democrats are starting to prepare for the 2020 presidential elections, which are a mere 700 days away.
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