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.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.