December 27, 2017
Congressional GOP leaders are at odds over how to trim the deficit after passing extensive tax cuts for the American people.
House Speaker Paul Ryan says an entitlement overhaul is a possible solution, saying Medicare is the biggest entitlement that needs reform.
However, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has mentioned he does not want to go in that direction legislatively in 2018 because he’s sure Democrats would not be interested in negotiations.
Speaker Ryan says welfare programs are overdue for change, but he may have opposition from within the party.
Republicans believe working across the aisle in the new year will better help their chances in the midterms.