Democrats on board with three-month limit

Democratic Congressional leadership say they will support the Hurricane Harvey aid bill that contains a three-month increase to the debt limit.

"Given Republican difficulty in finding the votes for their plan, we believe this proposal offers a bipartisan path forward to ensure prompt delivery of Harvey aid as well as avoiding a default, while both sides work together to address government funding, DREAMers, and health care," Schumer and Pelosi said in a joint statement.

That sets up a Christmas fight over debt. Congressional Republicans hoped for a longer leash.