U.S. Senate’s lame duck session

The U.S. Senate is scheduled to convene on Monday, November 15, however no votes are scheduled to be taken on any matter until sometime on Wednesday, November 17.  As of November 5, the following bills are the only ones which appear on the Senate calendar:

These three bills were scheduled for a vote on the floor of the Senate but the Senate adjourned before an actual vote was taken. Because of procedural issues, these bills need to be resolved before any new action can begin.

The Promoting National Gas and Electric Vehicles Act of 2010 and the Food Safety and Modernization Act both potentially have implications on rural issues.  What do you think?  Do you see an impact for any of these bills on rural communities?