WASHINGTON (AP) - Both temperatures and tempers are likely to run hot as lawmakers return to Washington for an abbreviated six-week summertime session featuring a handful of must-do legislation and the roll-out of a House GOP campaign agenda that's a pet priority for House Speaker Paul Ryan.
The spring was a little bumpy for the Wisconsin Republican, yo-yoing between his role as the top elected Republican in the country in the era of Donald Trump and manager of the difficult-to-control House.
Summertime in presidential election years is often a time when Congress lowers its sights and focuses more on what it simply must do.
This summer, that must-do list is manageable: Helping Puerto Rico through its fiscal crisis; funding the battle against the Zika virus; and reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration.
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