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September 9, 2009 - by Avelino Maestas

Congress is back from recess, preparing for a joint-session where President Barack Obama will address the country with a speech on health care reform. And while that topic will continue to dominate the news cycle, lawmakers have plenty on their plate:

  • Madoff whistleblower, SEC head to testify before Congress (Reuters).
  • Cramdown might be making a return (Mortgage News Daily).
  • Congress lagging behind in budget bills (Kansas City Star).
  • Senate Finance Committee to mark up health care bill week of Sept. 21 (CQ Politics).
  • House to consider consumer privacy legislation this fall (Consumer Affairs).
  • Climate change legislation still a priority for some in Congress (New York Times).

There’s also a smattering of additional news to close out your day:

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