by Eric Pianin, The Fiscal Times
n a preview of the legislative drama to come when Congress returns from a two-week recess on Tuesday, Senate Armed Services Committee Chair John McCain (R-AZ) last week said Secretary of State John Kerry was “delusional” when it came to the early framework with Iran to limit Tehran’s development of a nuclear weapon.
The new Republican-led Congress left behind a pile of unfinished business before it departed last month. That work ranges from the next steps in writing the fiscal 2016 budget and spending bills to passing anti-human trafficking legislation to finally confirming a successor to Attorney General Eric Holder.
“There’s a full menu of options and of intensity that Congress is going to come back to,” Ron Bonjean, a Washington political consultant and former GOP congressional spokesperson, said in an interview. “There’s no question that partisanship is going to be running high, especially with the backdrop of Hillary Clinton’s announcement about entering the presidential race.” Continue reading.