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Washington Week: In Election Year, Congress Unlikely to Tackle Tough Issues

The U.S. Congress gets back to work Monday after a weeklong break. Despite recent action to pass a federal budget and raise the nation’s debt ceiling, expectations are low that the politically-divided legislature will tackle momentous - and contentious - legislation to reform America’s immigration system and facilitate new international trade pacts.   In last month’s State of the Union address, President Barack Obama once again urged Congress to enact immigration...

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