Opponents argue earmarks opened the door to corruption and waste. Supporters argue they'll help make Congress more effective.
Economists say the Ultra-Millionaire Tax Act could raise $3 trillion in 10 years.
Last summer, the Supreme Court ruled it's illegal under federal law to fire someone for being lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans.
Pot's illegal at the federal level, so major banks won't provide services. Therefore, vendors can't accept credit or debit cards.
That may depend on how early you file your taxes.
Sometimes all it takes is a signature. Other cases require allies in Congress or the courts.
A unified Democratic government might approve more stimulus, aid to states and tax hikes to fund health, education and green energy.
"The highest priority that Congress has is restoring stability and creating certainty," said Wendy Edelberg of Brookings.
Sudeep Reddy, managing editor at Politico, joined Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal to discuss the events in Washington and how business leaders are reacting.
Dozens breached security perimeters and lawmakers inside the House chamber were told to put on gas masks as tear gas was fired in the Rotunda.