When (or if) the tax bill passes, it will determine the rest of Congress's schedule, said Stan Collender, a nonpartisan budget expert and columnist for Forbes. The bill passed the Finance Committee afterward on party lines, with skeptics Bob Corker of Tennessee and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin coming aboard.
Speaker of the House Ryan and GOP Majority Leader McConnell responded with a joint statement of their own: "There is a meeting at the White House this afternoon, and if Democrats want to reach an agreement, they will be there". If they don't, they'll fall right into the trap.
Their move to work with their counterparts has nothing to do with the spending bill.
Over the course of conversations with nearly a dozen senior aides in the White House and on Capitol Hill, a range of possibilities surfaced, from welfare reform to the infrastructure program Trump touted on the campaign trail to revisiting Obamacare repeal - an effort that has twice frustrated the Trump administration.
"Meeting with 'Chuck and Nancy' today about keeping government open and working", Trump said on Twitter. A score released by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office on Sunday showed negative effects on middle-class taxpayers, which is buttressing Democratic opposition, as are polls showing the plan to be unpopular among voters. "I don't see a deal!"
He labeled the two-term senator "a rhetorical moderate" who in fact is "actually quite liberal and out of step with Missouri voters".
Trump met briefly with the White House pool Tuesday afternoon and addressed the meeting that included House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
How this increases the potential for a shutdown: Democrats have boxed themselves into a corner (well, they would argue Trump pushed them into a corner). With that said, Republicans appear ready to pass a bill and are hopeful they will reap the economic and political benefits before next year's election. Trump and Republicans are blaming Democrats for being "petty".
Trump was joined by top Republican leaders from Congress at the White House.
England's Prince Harry announced on Monday that he will be marrying American actress Meghan Markle next year. "We look forward to continuing to work in good faith, as we have been for the last month, with our Republican colleagues in Congress to do just that". And it was probably destined to be. Harry Reid. "There is a handful of Democrats who would have been desperate to vote for a tax bill". Or will they vote against it and shut down the government?
They're trying to drive the wedge that already exists between the White House and Congress deeper and broader. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) 'Pocahontas'.
Trump has stopped reimbursing insurers for the subsidies. "They call her Pocahontas". His state voted for Trump over Hillary Clinton by 42 percentage points and gives the president his highest approval ratings in the nation. "But you know what? You are special people, you are really incredible people".
When reporters asked whether Trump's initial tweet was the trigger for all this, Sen.