White House Says Details Soon On Taxes, DACA

Posted September 13, 2017

The guest list for Tuesday's dinner includes Sens.

The Pennsylvania Republican expressed optimism that a measure could begin moving through the House and Senate committees later this month, and reach the president's desk by Christmas.

House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, D-Berlin, said he intends to hold a vote on a budget Thursday, Sept. 14.

Mnuchin and Cohn declined to comment as they walked out of the "Bix Six" meeting. More importantly, they stressed the need to see something in writing.

"I'm hoping that in October we get a budget resolution out of a conference committee so that both the House and Senate have passed the final budget legislation", Toomey said.

"We'll continue to work on that".

Hatch announced later Tuesday afternoon he planned to convene a hearing next Tuesday on ways changes to the tax code could improve the situation for business.

Republicans are working on their own tax plan.

"As far as the debt ceiling is concerned, we will not be revisiting the debt ceiling until some time next year", McConnell told reporters.

Republicans must agree upon a companion budget plan if the tax effort is to get off the ground. But after dissenting Republicans torpedoed the effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Trump is eager to line up some Democratic supporters for insurance.

"So maybe Mitch McConnell either rides off into the sunset, does something in Kentucky, maybe he can run a bourbon company or something down there, and leave politics to people like Donald Trump who can actually cut deals when necessary and get results for the American people", Ingraham added.

However, significant elements of the plan still need to be hashed out, and the rapport between the White House and Congress - even within the Republican Party - may be at a low point.

Asked about the potential for including Montana Sen.

"I don't know if we'll be able to achieve that given the budget issues", said Mnuchin.

"Those are the conversations we want to have", Sanders said.

A key topic of discussion is Trump's push for Congress to send him a bill to cut taxes for corporations and individuals. I think there's a song that says that.

The problem-and this may sound familiar-is that Republicans in Congress are divided.

Responding to Trump's shocking and unexpected deal with the Democrats, McConnell punted, saying, "The president agreed with Senator Schumer and Congresswoman Pelosi to do a three-month [funding extension] and a debt ceiling into December, and that's what I will be offering, based on the president's decision, to the bill ..."

Democrats won a pair of state legislative seats in special elections Tuesday night in districts that President Trump carried by comfortable margins last fall, the latest in a string of down-ballot wins the party has pulled off in the Trump era.