Take Two for August 5, 2013

Congress heads into recess without deal on immigration bill



A demonstrator is arrested by US Capitol Police during an immigration protest near the US Capitol in Washington, DC, August 1, 2013. Some 40 pro-immigration activists have been arrested outside the US Capitol after blocking traffic while pushing for passage of legislation overhauling the system.

Members of Congress are back in their districts for summer recess, but you might be hard-pressed to come up with an idea of what they got done before leaving Washington.

Besides student loan interest rates, one of the many issues left dangling without any clear resolution is immigration reform. Fawn Johnson covers Congress and immigration for National Journal and she joins the show with more. 

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