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House Manager Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-CA), speaks during the U.S. Senate impeachment impeachment trial of U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, G. Thomas Porteous Jr.(R), on September 13, 2010 in Washington, DC. Earlier this year Judge Porteous was impeached by the House of Representatives and now faces a Senate impeachment trial with charges involving payoffs, kickbacks and lying under oath.
Congress is currently on recess, but when they return, they'll have exactly four days to come up with a plan before $85 billion in automatic, across the board spending cuts take effect.
While on break, both sides have returned to their congressional districts to highlight the effects of sequestration. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi even sent members of her Democratic party home with a list of talking points.
Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff, who represents the 28th district in the heart of Los Angeles County, joins the show with more.