Congress Returns Guests:

Ron Elving
* NPR Senior Washington Editor

Rep. Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
* Member of the Education Committee

Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)
* Minority Whip

Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
* Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee

Congress is back to work this week after a month-long break. And they return to a much smaller surplus. Democrats blame the President Bush tax cut. The President contends a small surplus will keep Congress fiscally responsible. But others worry that budget items, like education, will suffer. What's the strategy for Congress now that the surplus is smaller?
NPR logo

Congress Returns

Only Available in Archive Formats.
Congress Returns

Congress Returns

Congress Returns

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Guests:

Ron Elving
* NPR Senior Washington Editor

Rep. Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
* Member of the Education Committee

Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)
* Minority Whip

Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
* Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee

Congress is back to work this week after a month-long break. And they return to a much smaller surplus. Democrats blame the President Bush tax cut. The President contends a small surplus will keep Congress fiscally responsible. But others worry that budget items, like education, will suffer. What's the strategy for Congress now that the surplus is smaller?