updated 7/7/2008 8:47:55 AM ET 2008-07-07T12:47:55

Congress will tackle some high-profile issues as it returns from a week-long holiday break.

One item in the spotlight is the 300-billion-dollar measure that would provide cheaper loans for people who could lose their homes. The housing rescue bill has been bogged down in the Senate by a dispute over whether some tax breaks for renewable energy producers should be extended.

Senators could vote as early as tomorrow on a controversial electronic surveillance measure. It provides telecommunications companies with immunity for warrantless wiretaps they conducted at the request of the administration after Nine-Eleven.

Lawmakers also have to figure out how they want to deal with a planned cut in payments to doctors who treat Medicare patients.

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