What's happening in Congress - other than the Kavanaugh fight

While the Senate battle over President Donald Trump's nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court has soaked up most of the news oxygen in recent days in Washington, D.C., there is still action on Capitol Hill on a variety of other issues, though that work has been certainly overshadowed by the political firestorm raging on Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings.

"How much is this fiasco costing and is any real work getting done?" one of my listeners asked me on Tuesday, prompting me to think about what Congress was doing, other than the Senate fight over Kavanaugh and the Supreme Court.

Here are five headlines that don't relate to Kavanaugh, with five weeks until Election Day.

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