On Friday, President Donald Trump signed a law both extending the debt limit for three months and providing more than $15 billion in funding for Hurricane Harvey relief.
.@POTUS just signed H.R. 601 providing much needed support for storm survivors. Our thoughts and prayers are with all impacted.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 8, 2017
The bill passed the Senate on Thursday and the House of Representatives on Friday. Both chambers overwhelmingly approved the package, although House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) opposed the deal Trump struck with Democrats to extend the debt limit for three months.
As was previously reported, the debt ceiling may disappear after that three-month time frame if Trump and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) get their way.
Those two reportedly agreed to pursue a repeal of the debt ceiling, something that would seem to fit the White House’s stated goal of finding a permanent solution and avoid partisan politics that typically erupts when the limit needs renewal.