Now that Congress is getting along, will it make any difference?

George Stephanopoulos
Power Players


Congress returned from a two week recess this week and since then there has been a lot of action in Washington. Republican Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia came together on a compromise to expand background checks on gun sales. President Obama released his budget proposal for the 2014 fiscal year, and the so-called Gang of 8 continued their work towards comprehensive immigration reform legislation.

All of this action provoked all kinds of questions.

Ann Gaddis Allen wrote in on Facebook: It's still like nursery school! Will they ever grow up and get along?

Douglas Hill asked: What are the honest odds that, though these bills are drawn by bipartisan groups, they will pass either house?

Jeffrey Howlett tweeted: Why is banning assault weapons and high capacity clips not even up for debate?

And Carol Kinner Kay had a question about the proposals in the president’s budget, saying: I want to know how they think cutting SS will ease the deficit?

Thanks for the great questions, and please be sure to keep them coming on Facebook and on Twitter. We’ll talk more a lot more about all of these topics on Sunday on “This Week.” Don’t forget to tune in.

ABC's Elizabeth Hartfield and Adam Siegel contributed to this episode.