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.
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.
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".
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".
Chelsea left it late on deadline day to complete the signings of full-back Davide Zappacosta and midfielder Danny Drinkwater . Meanwhile, BT Sport pundit James Horncastle says the signing of the 25-year-old seems like a panic buy by the London club.
That's an annualized rate of expansion of 4.5 per cent, the highest the figure has been since the third quarter of 2011. The Bank of Canada had predicted second-quarter real GDP to expand by 3% in its latest forecast, released in July.
Apparently Kim Kardashian was Taylor Swift's biggest fan way back in 2009 when there was no " Bad Blood " between the stars. The video opens in a graveyard, zooming in on a tombstone engraved with "Here Lies Taylor Swift's Reputation ".
The Cabinet reshuffle will be closely watched to gauge the message PM Modi wishes to send ahead of the 2019 General Elections. Besides, Uttar Pradesh is far too important a state electorally for the state party chief to juggle responsibilities.
Those pesky mosquitoes that torment your summer mornings and evenings may be more of a concern than an itchy bite. Those who do usually experience mild symptoms, such as a fever, headache, muscle aches, rash and fatigue.
Eight candidates are in the fray but essentially the AAP , the BJP and the Congress are locked in a triangular contest. He defeated BJP's Ved Prakash by 24,052 votes while Congress' Sandeep Kumar secured third position.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi scrapped high value currency notes past year in a bid to fight corruption and wipe out black money. The domestic market was the prime source of new contract wins, while the trend in new export business also remained robust.
The opener scored 112 runs but didn't get any support from the middle-order as the second highest score came for Steve Smith (37). It's often said that the biggest weapon of an athlete in his mind and Bangladesh proved exactly that.
The EU wants to settle Britain's so-called Brexit divorce bill before talks begin on the new trade relationship with the UK. The UK isn't taking Brexit very seriously , according to European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker .
Coach Kirby Smart said this week he had no plan to create time for Fromm, adding " Jacob Eason is our quarterback". The Mountaineers also had a long evening trying to stop Georgia's tailback tandem of Nick Chubb and Sony Michel .
The president framed the US tax code problem in terms of competitiveness. "I think Congress is going to make a comeback", he said. President Donald Trump will start his campaign to reform the nation's tax code Wednesday with a speech in Springfield, Mo.
Humiliated for period stain, Indian girl kills herself - parents
He said Anitha had scored 196.5 cut-off marks and it would have gained her a seat in one of the best State-run medical colleges. Dejected after failing to secure an MBBS seat despite her efforts, Anitha committed suicide on Friday at her home in Ariyalur .
Halo: 343 Industries Working with VR / AR for Future Titles
Note that they include a number of developers who already have published virtual reality apps, or just apps for Windows. This includes the recently revealed Dell Visor , which is priced at $400 and can offer support for full motion control.
ISIS leaves Lebanon-Syria border
Coalition aircraft struck a small bridge and cratered a road to hinder the convoy's progress. Iran has been one of Assad's main backers since Syria's conflict began in March 2011.
Houston Police Officer Drowns in Harvey Flooding
Perez lost his life because he tried to make it happen, he tried to get at his post.that's the ultimate sacrifice", he said . At the news conference, Acevedo became choked up describing Perez as "one of the sweetest people I've ever met".
China says sanctions won't help as Trump targets Venezuela
Maduro says the USA is seeking to stifle oil exports through sanctions and a "naval blockade" on the Latin American country. The new sanctions would also put more sway on the view that Venezuela is under military threat by President Trump.
Protests Turn Violent in Berkeley; 13 Arrested
At Alamo Square Park and elsewhere in the city, counterprotesters, who had shown out in large numbers, rallied and rejoiced. However, protesters with an anarchist group arrived at the park wearing masks and hoods that covered their faces.