As he prepares for re-election next year, Senator Ted Cruz faces a challenge in helping millions of people — in his hometown, Houston, and beyond — rebuild after Hurricane Harvey.
President Trump made one debt limit deal this week, but apparently he has another one in mind: doing away with the debt ceiling entirely.
Speaker Paul D. Ryan will sit down on Thursday for an exclusive interview with The New York Times’s congressional editor, Jonathan Weisman.
The disaster aid measure could be coupled with an increase in the debt limit, a strategy that is already drawing criticism from conservatives.
A crushing September agenda could determine whether Republicans deliver on any of their big promises, including a tax overhaul, before next year’s midterm elections.
Lawmakers return from recess with priorities reshuffled and glimmers of cooperation emerging on hurricane aid. The question is whether it will last.