Manchin attends dinner with Trump, 5 other senators on tax reform

Posted September 13, 2017

Though Trump's initial infrastructure plan relies more on private and state funds than federal money, it's still too costly for many House Republicans.

Trump struck a deal with the two Democrats last week to avert both a potential default on the nation's debt and a government shutdown until December.

Although Republicans are hopeful Corker ultimately will decide to run - he already has $7.5 million in his campaign account - the senator was in Trump's Twitter cross-hairs in August after criticizing the president's response to the racially motivated protests in Charlottesville. "Did you sense a new bipartisan spirit among the group of you guys?" "Both men are eager to cut through the BS - that is characteristically NY". Democrats have their highest hopes pinned on the 23 districts where GOP House candidates won past year, as did Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Lawmakers and interest groups responded to the revelations, as well as a report that Russian operatives used Facebook's events tool to organize and promote political protests in the US, by demanding that Facebook and other tech companies testify before Congress. Bloomberg reports that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe has a "red-hot" focus on social media. He did not offer a specific rate this time, and said that he understood the GOP-controlled Congress could accept a reduction to three tax rates.

Asked to describe what it means to "speak New York", King swiftly rattled off: "It means basically finishing each other's sentences". Those trips, along with the Tuesday dinner, are part of efforts to pressure Donnelly to support a tax overhaul, the aide said. It calls for the president to rally support for tax legislation by visiting states he won in 2016 where a Democratic senator is up for re-election next year.

Republican lawmakers have said that Trump's legislative deal with Democrats last week to help hurricane victims and keep the government running for another three months could complicate the tax effort, especially in terms of a corporate tax cut.

Voters are more likely to believe Republicans in Congress are the bigger problem for Trump than Democrats are. McConnell dodged by saying "the president can speak for himself, but his feeling was we needed to come together, not to create a picture of divisiveness at a time of genuine national crisis". "We want to do it smartly, and we certainly don't want the symbol of America to the world, which is now the attractive lady in the harbor with the torch that I represent, to turn into a wall". "That's the way it is". The Trump phenomenon is not just a fluke, but is instead a sign that the sleeping giant of mainstream America is waking up and demanding that Washington get control of our spending, secure our borders, repeal and replace Obamacare, and stop giving in to the stifling demands of political correctness.

On another major topic, Ryan said that immigration legislation Congress will be working on "will have to include security measures".

The changes come in response to its recent admission to authorities investigating Russia's influence on the 2016 election that they sold thousands of ads likely linked to Russian Federation, many of which were connected to "inauthentic" accounts and Pages. "You look at both sides - I think there's blame on both sides and I have no doubt about it, and you don't have any doubt about it either".

He also tweeted a message of reassurance to the so-called dreamers, allegedly at Pelosi's request, and has sought to win over moderate Democrats to the Republican tax reform plan.

Members at the White House meeting are also expected to talk with Trump about a legislative fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, according to two sources.