Published: Thu, September 14, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Debt ceiling deal positive but puzzling

Debt ceiling deal positive but puzzling

"The problem here is we don't have a clue what's in the tax plan, now Trump is talking about doing bipartisan stuff with Chuck and Nancy on taxes", said David Brat, a member of the hard-line conservative House Freedom Caucus.

72 percent of Republicans in the poll said they were enthusiastic about Trump working with Democrats.

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Tex., said today that GOP negotiators are working with the White House on a comprehensive overhaul.

"Any chance to talk with the president about issues important to North Dakota is an opportunity I welcome", said Heitkamp.

"If they have to go higher, they'll go higher", he added.

If what McConnell said Monday is true, Congress will only be focusing on emergency relief and a government spending bill in December, likely Dec. 15.

Trump made the same case during a cabinet meeting at Camp David on Saturday held just as Irma was bearing down on Florida. We're at 35-plus. That doesn't work.

Trump does not have a specific tax reform plan as of yet, but has touted four broad principles of what he'd like it to include. If we cut the rates, we have an opportunity to see millions of new jobs created to really raise wages.

And: Trump, Congress mull 23% corporate tax rate.

Schumer and Pelosi are also going into the dinner with the intention of discussing "stabilizing the health care markets" and "discuss updates to improve the ACA", according to those familiar with the matter.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer will dine with Mr Trump later on Wednesday at the White House. The administration has proposed eliminating a deduction for state and local property taxes because it said it mostly benefits the wealthy and forces states with lower taxes to subsidize higher-cost states such as New Jersey, New York and California.

HURD: Look, I - one thing I've learned in my two-and-a-half years in Congress is that Congress, you know, generally works better when there's a deadline.

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell voiced doubt Tuesday that the USA debt ceiling would be eliminated, an idea floated by Democrats and embraced by Republican President Donald Trump last week. And that doesn't seem to be moving fast at all. 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.

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