The lame duck session of the 114th Congress has ended. The 115th Congress will convene on January 3, 2017.
Before adjourning, Congress passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) conference report, which did not include stripping funds from the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) loan program. They also passed a continuing resolution, funding the government through April 28, 2017. Congress was not able to reach consensus on the energy bill; therefore, it must be reintroduced in the new Congress.