Let’s just call 2014 the carryover year in U.S. politics — because that’s exactly what’s about to happen. The 113th Congress left Capitol Hill with several pieces of unfinished business that it either must get done or has promised to resolve this year.
Here’s a look at some of the issues to watch for in 2014:
2013 looked like it was going to be the year Congress would achieve the passage of comprehensive immigration reform. The Senate was first to respond to the calls for an overhaul, passing a massive bill last June to put additional border security boots on the ground and more fencing along the Mexican border. The bill, which stood at more than 1,000 pages, also included what lawmakers called a hard-earned 13-year path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.