President Trump alongside top GOP leaders gather at Camp David in Maryland, to give a general outlook for 2018. Many core tenants of the republican agenda were outlined on Saturday, including construction of the wall, along with reforms for infrastructure, welfare and immigration. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who expects bipartisan support moving forward, also referenced 2017 as one of the more memorable ones of his time in congress, and added the new tax reform bill will be a boost for the economy.
Senate leaders Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer met to hammer out details of a long-term spending bill to keep the government running past the January 19th deadline.
Congressional GOP leaders are at odds over how to trim the deficit after passing extensive tax cuts for the American people.
As GOP lawmakers end the year by repealing a key part of Obamacare through the tax bill, they seek to continue addressing the legislation in 2018. In a recent interview, House Speaker Paul Ryan said he does not believe ‘the health care issue is done’ and indicated Obamacare may be taken up as early as January.
President Trump is set to meet with GOP leaders in the coming days about the 2018 agenda.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is optimistic, saying 2018 may be a year of bipartisan achievements. In a briefing on capitol hill on Friday, the Kentucky Senator touted the recent success in passing the tax reform bill, saying the process brought republicans of all stripes, as well as the administration together.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised the administration and his party for their landmark accomplishments over the course of this year.
A GOP senator says the chamber will take up a bipartisan DACA deal in January. Jeff Flake made the statement Tuesday, despite Majority Leader Mitch MCconnell saying not to expect a fix before the end of 2017.
Just hours after the House passed sweeping tax reform, the Senate Finance Committee approved its tax plan, pushing the legislation to the floor for a full vote. The panel approved the measure in a 14-to-12 vote along party lines on Thursday.