KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Congress returns to The Hill. With mid-terms looming, inflation surging, the President’s rating sagging, what gets done?

FOX4’s John Holt and The Kansas City Star’s Dave Helling are joined by Tal Axelrod, Political Reporter for The Hill to discuss issues looming all the way from Washington, D.C. to the Statehouse in Topeka.

Congress faces the point where the calendar is shrinking if they hope to get anything accomplished before the upcoming elections.

“There are a ton of things to get done in a very short timeframe. Negotiations over COVID aid, aid for Ukraine, Democrats want to try to muscle through a reconciliation bill and those are just the big budget issues,” Axelrod said.

The issues don’t stop there. Lawmakers also face a number of other issues including inflation and the looming possibility of a recession.

Click on the video player at the top of the page to hear what our experts think are some of the top issues facing the country, and the Kansas City metro right now.

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