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Congress Returns to Crowded Spending Agenda

With new leadership on both sides of the aisle, Congress returns to address unfinished business from the previous session, including the extension of unemployment benefits and several spending bills. An economic stimulus package is also on the early agenda. NPR's Scott Simon talks to NPR's David Welna.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.
David Welna is NPR's national security correspondent.