Congress Back For Short-Term Session

, Posted: Tue, September 11 2012 at 8:05 AM, Updated: Tue, September 11 2012 at 8:08 AM

Congress is back, with only about two weeks to deal with some pressing issues.

The one must-pass measure -- a short-term continuing resolution to fund federal agencies -- will avoid any pre-election talk of a government shutdown.

Republican and Democratic leaders struck a deal this summer on a six-month bill, but both chambers still need to pass the legislation before government funding expires at the end of this month.

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