Lawmakers Return To The Capitol

Congress will be back on Tuesday, and the first thing that they are jumping right into are FY 2017 budget bills, which have pre-approved spending levels from the deal worked out last year. Problem is, the newly emboldened Freedom Caucus on the House Republican side, is demanding that another $30 billion be cut, and nobody else wants to do that.

So, even though the Appropriations Committee is forging ahead with mark-up sessions on Wednesday, nobody has any idea if any of this will ever get voted on. Speaking of votes that may never happen, Supreme Court nominee Merritt Garland is having breakfast with Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley Tuesday, in a meeting from which nobody is expecting anything to come. But at least, nutritionally, there will be progress.

ABC’s Kenneth Moton joined us from Washington D.C.