WASHINGTON — Congress faces a hefty list of unfinished business and a politically driven agenda in an election year that will determine control of the House and Senate.
President Barack Obama’s nomination of Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve and a three-month extension of benefits for the long-term unemployed are first up in Senate, with votes scheduled Monday night. The rare burst of bipartisanship last month produced a budget agreement, but lawmakers were unable to agree on extending federal benefits for an estimated 1.3 million Americans.
The payments stopped on Dec. 28 and Democrats, led by Obama, are pushing hard to revive them.
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