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Mnuchin said that people need to cut off North Korea economically and did not rule out the possibility of implementing stronger regulations on Chinese companies and financial institutions doing business with the North. "Without raising the debt limit, I'm not comfortable that we will get the money that we need this month to Texas to rebuild". "It is absolutely critical, and the president is committed to making sure that the states have the money that they need". The White House is said to want to extend the debt limit to move back the specter of a U.S. default until after Congress can address funding for the full fiscal year and the Trump administration's tax-overhaul efforts.

Mnuchin's new deal contrasts his statements from just days earlier, in which he said it was not necessary to tie legislation for Harvey and debt.

Trump is asking for at least $7.9 billion in disaster relief.

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The U.S. government has a statutory limit on how much money it can borrow to cover the budget deficit that results from Washington spending more than it collects in taxes. Congress must act by September 29 in order to raise the debt ceiling, a more contentious vote than the one for Harvey aid.

But on Sunday, he said that deadline had moved up due to unexpected new spending on Harvey. "(But) I would say the president and my first objective right now is for the people of Texas and make sure we get the funding to do that".

S&P warned last week that failure by Congress to lift the debt ceiling would likely be "more catastrophic" than the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 that led to the global financial crisis.

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Harvey, which came ashore on August 25 as the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in more than 50 years, has killed an estimated 50 people, displaced more than 1 million and damaged some 200,000 homes in a path of destruction stretching for more than 300 miles (480 km).

Republican leaders have promised that the debt ceiling will be raised in time.

"That's one way to do it", Blunt said on NBC's "Meet the Press".

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He also suggested the White House wasn't overly concerned about whether the plan includes ways to offset the loss of federal revenue from the tax cuts. "I think we may be in a situation where the administration believes we'll get more economic growth than perhaps the models that come out of Congress". At this point, we need to put politics aside, we need to make sure that we can get to Texas, the appropriate amount of money to rebuild the state. "But we'll be working with them on that".

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