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As Congress Returns, Legislation And Controversies Compete

Jun 03, 2013 - The New York Times - Biographical Materials

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers will return to the Capitol on Monday from a weeklong recess, facing a critical juncture on immigration legislation and controversies at the Internal Revenue Service and the Justice Department that will test Congress's ability to balance its twin responsibilities of legislating and investigating.

For President Obama, how those competing priorities balance out could mean the difference between securing a landmark accomplishment -- the first overhaul of the nation's i...