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Time to "check in" back home - with little time to spare..

House members have mostly fled Washington to return to their home districts for the weekend. And word is the House is likely to have a lot of shorter weeks on the Hill. Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen says it's because the House has passed a slew of legislation, and now it's waiting for the Senate to act.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.

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