Republicans handicap immigration reform and say Christie should retain his position atop the Republican Governors Association.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and House Speaker John Boehner appeared on the morning news shows. There were no breakthroughs in the standoffs that have stalled Washington.
No clean CR and no clean debt limit increase, the House Speaker says.
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says he expects a government shutdown.
The looming congressional debate over whether to intervene militarily in Syria dominated the discussion on the sunday morning political talk shows.
Some lawmakers anticipate Congress approving the use of military force while others do not.
More senators called for suspension of Egypt aid, while other lawmakers disagreed.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) says yes, but other lawmakers aren't convinced.
Lamwakers debated immigration reform's prospects on the Sunday shows.