By Geneva Sands - 01/17/12 04:30 PM EST
"Congress had agreed to raise the debt limit reached last summer and this is kind of a political vote of disapproving of the president's authority," he said.
The House returns to work Tuesday for a short week, returning to their districts Thursday and Friday to campaign. The Senate is not in session this week.
Although House Republicans are expected to vote Wednesday to disapprove of President Obama’s request to raise the debt ceiling by $1.2 trillion, it will likely have little impact because the Democratic-controlled Senate would also have to pass a similar measure.
"It's kind of academic. It's not going to lead to anything because the president has the power to veto it. So, this is not going anywhere, but that's the main thing that's going to be happening in the House this week," Cusack said.
Watch the entire C-SPAN interview with Cusack above. For more on Congress's agenda this week, click here.