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.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.