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What (if anything) is Congress doing this week?

A statue of George Washington, silhouetted against the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. (Manuel Balce Ceneta -- AP)

Two days after a series of federal budget cuts began to take effect, large portions of the federal government will start adjusting this week to working with less while Congress returns and might consider adjusting some of the spending reductions. There's a growing eagerness to move on to other issues -- immigration and gun control, for example -- but the topics of taxes and spending won't disappear anytime soon.

So what is Congress scheduled to tackle this week? Here's a quick review: