Red-ink forecast could make it a lot harder to craft an economic stimulus package.
There’s impetus to move quickly on the economy though some seats are empty.
In the Senate, many Republicans resist $14 billion package, worried that the industry won't repay US loans or become more competitive.
The $15 billion draft bailout comes with strict conditions and immense federal oversight.
US automakers are likely to get $15 billion in federal loans, but lawmakers insist on industry restructuring.
Lawmakers say bankruptcy for Detroit's Big Three is 'not a viable option.'