What Should Congress Do (Or Not) in the Five Week Work Window
With so many issues to tackle that directly impact our nation’s economy, what would you like to see Congress get done in the coming weeks?
To Do List
Raise the debt ceiling by November 3rd to avoid crashing the economy
Pass a long-term Highway Bill by October 29th when the current short-term bill expires
Pass a budget before December 11th to avoid another government shutdown
Reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund which expired on September 30th
Reauthorize Perkins student loans which expired on September 30th
Reauthorize the Export-Import Bank which expired on July 1st
The ability to accomplish any of these things is highly dependent on whether or not House Republicans can stop bickering amongst themselves and find a Speaker who wants to govern.