What’s On Tap on Capitol Hill

In Washington, the Senate returned last week and the House follows this week.  Lawmakers are faced with a whole host of issues, including funding the government in order to avert a shutdown by January 19, extending the Children’s Health Insurance Program (which is currently extended until the end of March), and extending a number of Public Health Service Act and Medicare provisions that have expired.  Congress could also consider Affordable Care Act stabilization measures.  Other related issues that are in the forefront include increasing federal spending caps and immigration.