A New Year, But The Same Issues In Congress05:35
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The lights of the U.S. Capitol remain lit into the night as the House continues to work on the "fiscal cliff" on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)
The lights of the U.S. Capitol remain lit into the night as the House continues to work on the "fiscal cliff" on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)
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It's a new year, and the Senate is back to work.

The Senate closed 2013 by passing a budget that discontinued unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed. It begins 2014 by taking up a bill that would provide an extension of the benefits.

The House returns to work tomorrow, and it will be taking up a bill that would safeguard data on HealthCare.gov.

NPR digital politics editor, Charlie Mahtesian, joins Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss the new year in Congress.

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This segment aired on January 6, 2014.

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