U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen
Congress is once again locked into a bitter budget standoff. Short-term negotiations between the House and Senate may help avert a federal government shutdown on Oct. 1, but a new debate looms over whether lawmakers will raise the federal debt ceiling later in the month. Kojo chats with the ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee, U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), about what's at stake for the Washington region, and for the country, in these debates.