McConnell ponders combining Harvey, debt ceiling, government funding

The advantage: If GOP leadership can get the CR done this week with Harvey funding and the debt ceiling that would be a big tactical victory, given Democrats may be poised to oppose the government funding extension if it doesn’t include measures to support DACA.

Per a source close to GOP Senate leadership: “Leadership is testing the waters in the Senate for adding the CR…Senate leaders will only add it if House leaders believe they can pass it. Problem is the CR is the vehicle for the Dems to demand a DACA fix and the Freedom Caucus to fight that and push for spending reductions. It is a bold idea but putting together the votes seems tough.”