The House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor (R-VA) has stated it's possible that the House may not recess during September, due to the need to settle funding issues for the government. Yet again, on October 1st, if Congress does not settle on at least a short-term budget, the government could shut down.
The Hill reports:
"Members are advised that pending ongoing discussions on the continuing resolution, the House may be in session during the week of September 23rd, and possibly into the weekend," Cantor said on the House floor.
"Members should expect an announcement next week regarding when the House would meet during the week of September 23rd," he said.
The GOP in both the House and Senate have been threatening to tie a measure to defund ObamaCare to any continuing resolution that would keep the government running. As for this latest showdown, it remains to be seen if this last stand against the behemoth program will be effective, but it's not likely that Republicans will get what they want.
At the end of July, it was noted that the U.S. Treasury report had frozen the U.S. Debt at exactly $16,699,396,000,000.00. That was to keep the debt within the limit approved by Congress. Previously, President Obama had unsuccessfully attempted to get approval from Congress to increase the national debt limit at will, essentially ceding that Congressional power to the Executive Branch.