White House: Trump to have dinner with Schumer and Pelosi

And in the short term, the deal with the Democrats hasn't dented the president's support among the base: 78 percent of Republicans in the new survey said they either strongly approved or somewhat approved of Trump's job performance, down 1 point from the previous week but within the survey's 2-point margin of error.

Suffice to say, the leftward party just can't find a winning issue and their decades old playbook of the politics of personal destruction seems to be failing them.

They were joined at the dinner by Republican Sens. Republicans now control 52 of the chamber's 100 seats. On Tuesday night, Trump hosted three moderate Democratic senators from red states he carried past year.

"It's not an automatic for me". I can influence things. Many tax experts believe this change would be necessary because if companies are allowed to immediately deduct their capital investments and deduct the interest payments on their debt, they will end up paying no taxes at all.

Trump visited Billings in May 2016 during the Presidential campaign.

"Frankly, what options did the president have in front of him?" he said.

The meeting came as congressional leaders and the White House are facing a shrinking number of days this fall to introduce and approve a tax-overhaul bill, a top priority for GOP officials in both branches.

The White House says President Donald Trump's dinner with Republican and Democratic senators to talk taxes was "highly productive" and will "spur constructive discussion".

And Mr. McConnell said he did so over the objections of Senator Chuck Schumer of NY, the Democratic leader and aforementioned counterpart. "Concerns about whether your party is really with you".

Democrats were decimated at the statehouse level during President Obama's years in office - Republicans now hold unified control of 25 state legislatures and governor's offices, while Democrats have one-party control of just seven states.

In a tweet Wednesday, Trump urged Republicans to "move fast" on what he said would be a massive tax cut.

The announcement of a tax framework comes as President Trump has been increasing his outreach to Democrats on taxes.

The problem-and this may sound familiar-is that Republicans in Congress are divided. 69% of Trump voters approved of the deal. Just ask John Boehner and Barack Obama.

Under Washington's complicated ways, passing a congressional budget blueprint is the only way to set in motion a special process for rewriting the tax code.

"It's more of a question of: 'are you interested in working working with us on tax reform?' And I think the answer is uniformly yes", Mulvaney said. Democrats have not been part of the process. Republicans have a 240-194 edge, with one vacancy. This could be an expensive affair for the GOP at the ballot box next year.

Ryan said Trump took the right approach to phasing out a program that helped young immigrants brought to the country as children and now here illegally.

"There's probably nothing more dispositive of who wins next year's elections than where the president stands a year before", Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters Friday.

  • Leroy Wright