Speaker Paul D. Ryan, after urging President Trump to keep DACA, said Wednesday that the president made “the right call” — and promised a legislative answer.
The disaster aid measure could be coupled with an increase in the debt limit, a strategy that is already drawing criticism from conservatives.
As lawmakers return to town, the president faces weeks of hard bargaining on the debt ceiling, his border wall, the tax code, Harvey relief and more.
Lawmakers return from recess with priorities reshuffled and glimmers of cooperation emerging on hurricane aid. The question is whether it will last.
The hurricane has transformed the budget debate, turning Republican critics of federal spending into proponents of billions of dollars of storm relief.
On Thursday, Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader, called for the disbanding of President Trump’s “election integrity” panel, the latest response to racial violence.