Harvey Scrambles Fall Monetary Fights

Trump, seeing an opportunity to appear presidential, appears to be enamored with the Harvey relief effort.
Administration officials and Hill leaders floated the idea of attaching a short-term Harvey relief package to a debt ceiling and government funding package.
But if they can’t, Republicans may be forced to move a relief package apart from the must-pass fiscal bills.
While many in the White House were already predicting Trump would delay that fight, it looks increasingly likely that lawmakers will get their wish.
Multiple lawmakers in recent days have been pushing the White House to begin negotiations on a spending package that may include Harvey assistance, one senior White House official said.

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