After a five-week break, Congress is back on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers will be debating military strikes against Syria.
Meanwhile, many questions about the budget, federal debt limit and immigration still loom.
NPR's Charlie Mahtesian joins us to discuss how the Syria debate could be pushing other measures off the table.
We also hear four opinions on whether the U.S. should get involved in Syria, gathered by Here & Now co-host Jeremy Hobson when he was in Chicago over the weekend.
They are: Nancy Cannon from Orem, Utah; Teresa Young from Jackson, Mississippi; Nancy McNeilly from Chicago; and Tom Bubier from Boston, Mass.
This segment aired on September 9, 2013.