“At 5:30 p.m today, Congress will kick off an extraordinary week with only one thing certain — no one knows what’s going to happen,” Punchbowl News reports.
“The House and Senate are moving toward votes on legislation dealing with government funding, the debt limit, infrastructure, social programs and taxes worth trillions of dollars, although the details of some of these bills aren’t close to finalized yet. This would be a big agenda for an entire month. The House will try to tackle it in one week, while the Senate attempts to avoid a government shutdown. Democratic leaders in both chambers also still have to figure out how to avoid a catastrophic debt default in October.”
“It’s a huge moment for President Joe Biden, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, the biggest so far in the 117th Congress. It’s fair to say what happens in the next couple weeks will go a long way toward deciding whether Democrats have any shot of keeping the House or Senate next year. Failure on any of these issues would be a political disaster for the Democratic triumvirate and the party.”Save to Favorites