Back at work after spending August hearing from constituents in so-called town hall meetings, Congress returned to Washington to find it has much to do.
Health care issues, with several bills — each more than 1,000 pages long — will hold the primary focus. However, other issues need action.
As of the day after Labor Day, the House had approved 12 appropriations bills, but the Senate still had not acted on eight. The FAA is among the agencies needing appropriations action by the end of September.
Climate change is another subject the legislative body is expected to face before the end of the year. Meanwhile, several tax bills are set to expire and they are certain to bring active debate and, of course, re-election is always something of great interest to the members of both Houses.
Who was it that said: Pro means for, con means against, so how can one expect PROgress from CONgress?
Charles Spence is GAN’s Washington, D.C., correspondent.