Congress heads back to work after recess - Sep 9th, 2013 - National

In Washington, Congress ends a 5-week recess today, plunging into an already tense agenda that now includes consideration of a request to authorize a military strike on Syria over alleged use of chemical weapons by regime forces. Looming deadlines on budget issues are another major issue that has been unresolved for months. Immigration has also been a hot topic but has seemingly moved to the back burner.