Trump to host six senators from both parties for White House dinner

  • Trump to host six senators from both parties for White House dinner

Trump to host six senators from both parties for White House dinner

Toomey also offered some specifics on things like rate reductions, but said conservatives may not be able to lower the rates as much as they would like, if they hope to get a deal passed.

"Any chance to talk with the president about issues important to North Dakota is an opportunity I welcome", said Heitkamp. McConnell noted that, "Since I was in charge of drafting the debt ceiling provision that we inserted into the flood bill we likely - nearly certainly - are not going to have another debt ceiling discussion until well into 2018". Ryan said a physical wall doesn't need to be constructed along the entire boundary, citing "circumstances on the ground that dictate how we do border security".

66 percent of voters said it was good for the country for Trump to work with congressional Democrats. We're at 35-plus. That doesn't work. "I think if we can do things in a bipartisan manner, that will be great", Trump said.

He says his primary concerns are the middle class and passing a plan that may boost jobs.

Sen. Ted Cruz Wednesday unveiled a plan to overhaul the nation's tax code that features a single, flat income tax rate and a simpler system for filing taxes.

A lot of Republicans griped last week that President Trump's deal with Democrats to suspend the debt ceiling and fund the government through December 8 gave Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi everything they wanted while setting up a big fiscal cliff showdown in early December, much to the Democrats' advantage.

Democratic aides said Schumer and Pelosi would press Trump for action to protect the Dreamers after the president rescinded a five-year-old program to spare them from deportation, and to stabilize health insurance markets under Obamacare.

"The president stressed that he wants this to be a middle class tax cut".

In the past, Trump has expressed disappointment with the failure of congressional Republicans to repeal or fix the nation's ailing health care system, more commonly known as Obamacare, without Democratic support.

Trump said it was an option because the goal of tax reform was to help middle-class Americans and create jobs.

Under Washington's complicated ways, passing a congressional budget blueprint is the only way to set in motion a special process for rewriting the tax code.

Republicans have been surprised as of late that Trump has been reaching out to top Democrats. "Move fast Congress!" Trump tweeted. Now we have a deadline to get this done to make sure that these kids - that the only country they've ever known is America, that they get to stay here.