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The Congress returns next week facing several challenges on the horizon with President Trump call to strike an infrastructure deal immediately, and the consent to a temporary spending deal to avoid a government shutdown.
The reform of other important issues, which the GOP-controlled Congress, the immigration and whether funds Trump promised the U.S.-Mexico border wall.
Trump is scheduled to meet early next week with Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and the speaker of the house of representatives Paul Ryan, R-Wis., setting legislative priorities on Capitol Hill. But few if any major initiatives over are likely without democratic support, especially in the Senate, where the Republicans now have only a 51-49 majority.
To be sure, Trump has made it clear that he and Congress want to pass crumble a trillion-dollar spending bill to fix the country’s roads, bridges, ports and other infrastructure.
The Democrats have been said, and can fully understand that there is no IF without the much-needed WALL on the Southern border and an END to the terrible Chain Migration & ridiculous lottery System of immigration, etc. we Need our country to protect at all costs!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 29, 2017
Political analysts predicted Trump would be broker try and an infrastructure business at the beginning of his presidency, the idea that appeared in at least some short-term jobs, to the support of both parties.
However, at least some congressional Republicans seemed to be willing to spend at least $1 trillion on such an initiative. And the situation seems to be now more complicated by the recently GOP-led tax reform passed, the bill, which is projected to add approximately $1.5 trillion, the national debt in the next 10 years.
“The infrastructure is by far the easiest” of trump’s priorities, the President said a few weeks ago, after signing into law the tax reform bill. “The people want it — Republicans and Democrats. We have a huge Democrat support infrastructure, as you know. I’ve started with the infrastructure so — I really wanted to save that just for the one down the road. So we are going pretty fast.”
The White house reportedly is working on a roughly 70-page infrastructure proposal to be released in the coming weeks.
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To avoid, in the meantime, the consent to a temporary spending bill from the 19th of January, a government shutdown as Congress’s ” immediate concern.
The media routinely playing up the drama of a possible confrontation results in a shutdown. But this situation was avoided since you you consider 2013, if, and how politically devastating it could be for any party, especially in a midterm elections as 2018.
Still a demand from Trump to border wall financing or Democrats ” are calling you an Update on the soon to expire, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program could easily budget will complicate negotiations.
Trump earlier this year, window shutters, Obama’s DACA program that protected millions of young illegal immigrants from deportation. The program runs officially in March. Trump has also signaled a long-term, congressionally-approved fix, such as Capitol Hill Democrats and many Republicans.
However, the associated party-political horse-trading — including possible tests, the package with the legislation of the other initiatives, in turn, could point to a knack.
Trump and other top officials have publicly back-and-forth went, whether to a funding complete, the border wall has to deal with in any spending or immigration.
Marc Short, White House director of legislative Affairs, recently told “Fox News Sunday” that Trump intends the fulfillment of his election promise to build the wall, as part of a comprehensive national security plan. But Short also suggested the President would not insist on wall-financing at the expense of the larger interests of the United States, with the potential government shutdown looming.
“It is absolutely something that has been promised by the President,” he said. “It is not so, that it is not negotiable; It is what American needs. It is in our national interest, the security to that the drug cartels, in order to prevent MS-13 and the securing of our border.”
However, Trump tweeted on Friday: “The Democrats have been said, and can fully understand that there is no IF without the much-needed WALL on the Southern border … We must protect our country at any price!”
Trump, in the tweet also made it clear that he wants immigration reform to bring an end to the so-called “chain migration”, a part of the US immigration law, with the illegal immigrants, distant relatives in the country, and the United States visa-lottery-program as it currently exists.
The system, created by the Congress, attempts to diversity the mix of immigrants in the United States through the creation of a lottery for countries from which few immigrants come.
However, Trump says the system is “ridiculous” because some of the included countries are state sponsors of terrorism.
Trump will probably have to support its on-and-on-again relationship with the Congress, ” the top two Democrats-Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California if he actually wants to beat, no big stores, in particular, on the reform of the immigration.
Meanwhile, Ryan and McConnell seem to be divided on whether the Congress will try to use the so-called claim of the reform, which could also be changes to Social security, Medicaid, Medicare, or food stamps.
Ryan has expressed a desire to fix the Problem, you to believe while McConnell seems that it would meet, in a cul-de-SAC in the Senate.
“I think the Democrats are not interested,” McConnell said recently. “I would not expect to see that on the agenda.”
Washington-the Republicans also appear to disagree, as you approach special counsel Robert Müller Department of justice investigation into whether trump staff in cooperation with Russia in the elections of 2016.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., recently blew up to produce the Department and the FBI for his “failure to complete” documents in relation to the so-called anti-Trump-dossier, in connection with a Federal probe, while other Republicans suggest, such an approach is politically dangerous.
Trump wants the probe to an end soon, but dismissed rumors that he fire Mueller. He told The New York Times a few days ago that he thinks that Müller “be fair.”