Following months of bitter negotiation over raising the debt ceiling, Congress has been on vacation since reaching an eleventh hour agreement on legislation in early August.
Since then, America's credit rating has been downgraded by Standard & Poor's and the stock market has taken a beating, prompting lawmakers from both side of the aisle to urge Congress to return to work on Capitol Hill.
Talkback: Should President Obama call Congress back to deal with the budget?
Let us know what you think. Your answer may be read on today's broadcast.