The U.S. Capitol prepares for the return of members of the House of Representatives and Senate, who have been on a seven-week summer recess. Lawmakers face a Sept. 30 deadline to fund the federal government and avoid a shutdown of agencies and services. Senators must also try to break a stalemate that’s holding up a $1.1 billion Zika prevention bill.
The U.S. Capitol prepares for the return of members of the House of Representatives and Senate, who have been on a seven-week summer recess. Lawmakers face a Sept. 30 deadline to fund the federal government and avoid a shutdown of agencies and services. Senators must also try to break a stalemate that’s holding up a $1.1 billion Zika prevention bill. J. Scott Applewhite AP
The U.S. Capitol prepares for the return of members of the House of Representatives and Senate, who have been on a seven-week summer recess. Lawmakers face a Sept. 30 deadline to fund the federal government and avoid a shutdown of agencies and services. Senators must also try to break a stalemate that’s holding up a $1.1 billion Zika prevention bill. J. Scott Applewhite AP

Congress is about to take a break from its breaks

September 01, 2016 2:25 PM