"The Mexican government takes this opportunity to express its full solidarity with the people and government of the United States for the damages caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, and express that we have offered the U.S. government help and cooperation to be provided by different Mexican government agencies to deal with the impacts of this natural disaster - as good neighbors should always do in hard times", per the Mexico foreign council statement.
Baker, who nearly certainly will share the ballot with the GOP nominee as he runs for a second term, has said very little about Warren in his two-plus years in office, and indicated Monday that he's not inclined to get involved in his party's primary when more conservative voters could play an outsized role in choosing a nominee.
A senior House Republican aide said Tuesday that Republican lawmakers are not opposed to funding the wall, but many are unwilling to shut down the government over it.
He has threatened to force a federal government shutdown if funds are not allocated in the upcoming budget, but economists from investment bank Goldman Sachs say Storm Harvey has made that less likely. Mexico will not pay for a border wall.
"People's opinions are often inconsistent when they're asked to consider abstract ideas versus specific policies", she said. They can build their wall when they are ready.
"The president wants to be very cautious about making sure that any activity doesn't disrupt any of the recovery efforts that are still ongoing, which is the reason for the locations we are going here today", said White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. They have also been credited with saving many lives during their operations.
Irma Rapidly Intensifies Into 115 MPH Category 3 Atlantic Hurricane
The National Hurricane Center upgraded Irma's status to a hurricane late in the morning of Thursday, August 31. A central Atlantic ridge of high pressure will continue to steer Irma westward through the next five days.
Views have hardly changed since the Morning Consult/POLITICO poll conducted in April ahead of the last government funding debate. Congress has so far refused to raise the debt ceiling, which is a borrowing limit that effectively prevents the Treasury Department from borrowing additional money.
The week's meeting follows a recess that has seen Trump lambast several top Republicans, especially Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., after the collapse of the GOP health care bill in his chamber.
Besides raising the debt ceiling and approving either a short- or long-term budget by the end of September, Congress must also reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration, the Children's Health Insurance Program and the National Flood Insurance Program before their funding expires.
"If hurricane relief is part of a spending bill, it would probably be easier to pass, purely from a vote-counting point of view", he noted.