The House returns from their August recess. After a series of votes in the early evening, House Democrats plan to meet behind closed doors to discuss strategy. We'll be there to stake them out afterwards.

The Senate will take up debate on a pending small business lending bill. Senate Democrats, led by Small Business Committee Chair Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, hold a press conference at 10:15 a.m. ET to highlight what they call widespread support for the measure.

If it's Tuesday, it's policy luncheon day on the Senate side. Republicans lead off the dueling media availabilities at approximately 2:00 p.m. ET. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., follows.

Congress has just started its final legislative sprint before midterm elections, so be sure to check back with Fox News for all the latest.