Sofar Congress has tried and failed to pass the DREAM Act (citizenship for illegals who go to college), the DISCLOSE Act (publishes major donors names so that the other party and the SEIU can harass them and send them threatening emails and letters), and the defense spending authorization (with a repeal of DADT and taxpayer funded abortion on military bases).
They have not tried to pass an operational budget for 2011, extension of the Bush or Obama tax cuts, or defense spending without social riders.
They also have on the list the START Act treaty. This is viewed as a mutual "drop our pants" bill by some and a nuclear enforcement bill by others. It calls for mutual disarmament and inspections in the US and Russia.
So with very little time left before 2010, when the government will no longer be funded and shut down and taxes will go up on every American, rich or poor, what should be Congress' priority for the end of the year?