NOW Today: The other story out of Washington


It’s not just the Supreme Court weighing mighty decisions this week.

Across the street on Capitol Hill, Congress is considering some major issues. By week’s end, laws governing student loan rates and highway funding will expire - issues President Obama has invoked repeatedly on the campaign trail. If Congress fails to act on student loans, the rates will double. Opponents of the bill have raised concerns about the cost of keeping rates low. The highway bill, meanwhile, is getting held up after passage in the Senate over continued squabbles involving the Keystone pipeline.

As if that wasn’t enough for a week’s work, NBC News has learned that the House vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt is slated for Thursday - the same day the Court announces its decision on health care. Needless to say, it’s a very busy week in Washington.


Kurt Andersen, Author, “True Believers” (@kbandersen)

Karen Finney, Fmr. DNC Communications Dir./Columnist, “The Hill”/msnbc Political Analyst (@finneyk)

Michael Steele, Fmr. RNC Chair/msnbc Political Analyst (@steele_michael)

Katrina Vanden Heuvel, Editor & Publisher, The Nation (@katrinanation)


Ken Feinberg, Author, “Who Gets What”

Luke Russert, NBC News (@lukerussert)


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NOW Today: The other story out of Washington