WASHINGTON (AP) - If you pay attention to election 2012 at all this summer, make it this week.
Decisions out of Washington are sure to have an impact on the major issues driving the presidential and congressional elections: Jobs. How much is in your wallet. Health insurance, immigration, campaign finance and more.
Lawmakers face deadlines on legislation determining the interest rate students pay for loans, overhaul of the federal transportation program and money for the system that provides insurance for homes and businesses in flood-risk areas.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court is set to render judgment Thursday on the health care overhaul law, President Barack Obama's signature legislative achievement.
In opinion polls, voters put the economy at the top of their list of concerns, along with unemployment.
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