>> Summer's over America's representatives, and they've got a lot to catch up on. After their month-long break, law makers are expected to swiftly agree to an initial request for nearly $8 billion in disaster aid for Harvey with the House of Representatives considering the proposal on Wednesday. And while much of Washington is distracted by tensions with North Korea, Congress must also raise the federal debt ceiling by the end of September to stave off an unprecedented US government debt default, which could shake global markets.
>> And we will not hit the debt ceiling, we'll do this before the debt ceiling.>> In fact, in a rare show of bipartisan cooperation, the four top Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate and House are said to hold a meeting with the President on Wednesday to chart a path forward for multiple fiscal issues.
And while repealing Obamacare has currently been sidelined as a priority for Congressional Republicans, lawmakers will be tasked with stabilizing the individual insurance market created under the Affordable Care Act. In recent months the Trump administration has worked to undermine it, and insurers have raised premiums by double digits or existed the market.
Still, senior Republicans were warning Trump not to anger Democrats by carrying through with his threat to curtail the Dreamers immigration program, which Democrats widely support, since democratic votes will be likely needed to both raise the debt ceiling and prevent a shutdown.>> We love the Dreamers.>> Sources said on Sunday that he has decided to scrap the program that shields young immigrants from deportation, but he will give Congress six months to craft a bill to replace it.
With his tendency to send conflicting policy signals and attack fellow Republicans, Trump may present the biggest uncertainty as Congress gets back to work.