Congress returns from summer recess with key votes on spending, Iran nuclear deal (Audio)

Congress returned from its summer recess Tuesday with a long list of unfinished business on tap for the fall. North Carolina Congressman David Price (NC-04) tells NC Policy Watch that lawmakers have just a handful of work-days to agree on a spending plan to avoid a shutdown of the federal government.

Congress will also be voting on an international nuclear deal with Iran, which Price supports.

Lawmakers in Washington must also decide whether to extend dozens of tax breaks for businesses and individuals that expired earlier in the year.

Rep. Price discussed Congress’ fall agenda including efforts to restore the Voting Rights Act on News & Views with Chris Fitzsimon. Click below to hear an excerpt from their interview or here for a podcast of the full radio interview:

One Comment

  1. Roger Clegg, Ctr for Equal Opportunity

    September 9, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Re “restoring” the Voting Rights Act: No new legislation is needed. The Supreme Court struck down only one provision in the Voting Rights Act — which was indeed unconstitutional, and which was never a permanent part of the Act anyway — and there are plenty of other voting-rights laws available to ensure that the right to vote is not violated. What’s more, the principal bill that has been drafted is bad legislation. For example, it does not protect all races equally from discrimination; it contains much that has nothing to do with the Supreme Court’s decision; and it itself violates the Constitution by prohibiting practices that are not actually racially discriminatory but only have racially disproportionate effects. The bill is also partisan; at Senate hearings last year, it was clear that no Republican would favor it, because it is designed to give a partisan advantage to the Left.

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