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Congress returns to Washington with agenda upended by Harvey

2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago Monday, September 04 2017 Sep 4, 2017 September 04, 2017 7:15 AM September 04, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: WBRZ Staff

WASHINGTON - Harvey has scrambled the equation for Congress as lawmakers get ready to return to Washington on Tuesday after a five-week summer recess.
 
A daunting workload awaits, including funding the government by month's end and increasing the federal borrowing limit to head off a catastrophic first-ever default.
 
But the immediate focus will be on rushing an aid package to storm-ravaged Texas and Louisiana, and that bipartisan imperative has pushed aside talk of a government shutdown and President Donald Trump's feuding with GOP lawmakers.
 
The House and Senate are expected to vote quickly on the first $7.9 billion aid installment to help with immediate recovery and rebuilding needs in Houston and beyond.

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