Student loan interest rates are set to double in a week, and Congress has failed to act given infighting among Democrats over the future of the program and opposition by the White House to the approach of House Republicans.
Republican aides said they expect Obama’s “job destroying” climate plan, which they also label his “national energy tax,” to be discussed.
The meetings of the top leaders haven’t always borne fruit. They met in February to discuss the sequester, and Congress has yet to act to replace it.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.