Trump Meeting Again With Schumer And Pelosi Wednesday Night

Frederick Owens
September 13, 2017

In addition to Tuesday's tax reform dinner at the White House, Vice President Mike Pence is slated to visit IN next week, the home state he shares with Donnelly.

Toomey said nothing has been drafted yet, but "we're hoping to pass a budget resolution in one or both houses of Congress". He believes that will increase United States competitiveness globally, and create jobs. Tennessee Republican Lamar Alexander, meanwhile, is pushing for a more limited bipartisan plan to stabilize the health law's markets.

And in the short term, the deal with the Democrats hasn't dented the president's support among the base: 78 percent of Republicans in the new survey said they either strongly approved or somewhat approved of Trump's job performance, down 1 point from the previous week but within the survey's 2-point margin of error.

Congressional Republicans now face a serious problem with voters.

"It doesn't help ourselves to negotiate against ourselves", said Mr.

"If we don't have the votes for that", Cruz said of his flat tax plan, "moving from seven brackets to three is a good start". Times chief White House correspondent Peter Baker penned a piece on Saturday suggesting as much.

"That is a lesson learned", he said. But if the GOP can't deliver on the tax reform need to give hardworking Americans a business relief and boost economic growth, "there's going to be hell to pay", she warned.

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Some skeptics don't expect to see any serious tax reform this year, due to the limits imposed by both the calendar and the turmoil roiling the Republican Party.

It's unclear how or even if the deal will affect tax reform, the biggest legislative priority for Republicans.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) said Wednesday that he felt a "new bipartisan spirit" among those in attendance at President Donald Trump's White House dinner the prior night to discuss tax reform.

He said a tax reform bill would be worked on simultaneously through committees sometime by late September.

Last week, the president announced he was unwinding President Obama's "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" program, known as DACA.

The two top Congressional Dems will try to convince Trump to protect undocumented young people who were allowed to remain in the U.S. under the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

But passing a major GOP agenda item at a time when the President's former chief strategist Steve Bannon is openly threatening to primary sitting members of the GOP's majority, the President's campaign is still being investigated for possible connections to Russian Federation and the Hill's conservatives are still reeling from a clean-increase in the debt ceiling last week, is tenuous.

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